How much a workers’ compensation case in Georgia is worth depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury, the duration of time off work, and past and projected future medical costs. In Georgia, an injured worker is entitled to benefits equaling 66 2/3% of his average weekly wage during the time that he or she is out of work. The current maximum benefit payable to injured workers in Georgia is $575 per week, although this figure is subject to change by the Georgia legislature. The average weekly wage of an injured worker is calculated by looking at the 13 weeks prior to the date of the injury. In instances where an employee has not been on the job for 13 weeks, he or she should be paid benefits based on the compensation rate of a similar employee with a similar job.
You can use our Workers’ Compensation Calculators to determine the following:
- How many weeks of workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to
- How much your impairment rating is worth
- The present value of future benefits
- How many more years the insurance company is considering regarding their future exposure in your claim
Please don't hesitate to call our Workers' Compensation lawyers in Atlanta if you have additional questions at 404-355-2688.