How long can I get workers’ compensation benefits?
Unless your work injury is deemed “catastrophic,” you can only collect Georgia workers’ compensation benefits for a maximum of 400 weeks from the date of your injury. Unfortunately, few injured workers receive benefits for the full 400 weeks, as workers’ comp insurance carriers typically do everything in their power to limit or discontinue benefits for workplace injuries. For catastrophic injuries however, a worker may be able to receive lifetime weekly wage benefits in return for their inability to return to work or gain an income. You can use our Georgia Workers’ Compensation Calculators to determine how many more weeks of workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.