The Georgia Workers’ Compensation system is a government agency put in place to provide weekly compensation to those who were injured on the job or who developed an illness that was related to their work. Each Workers’ Compensation case is different, so it’s very hard to “guess” when someone will get benefits and how much those benefits will be without knowing the details of the case. Once our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation attorneys evaluate the details of your claim then we may be able to calculate what your benefits will be. Keep in mind that most people who file for benefits on their own are denied at least once; many are denied time and time again. We have helped many Atlanta residents get the benefits to which they’re entitled and we can help you, too.
Generally speaking, your average weekly wage is determined by averaging the 13 weeks prior to your injury. There are certain exceptions to this, however, if you do not work steadily the entire thirteen week period prior to your injury. After the average weekly wage is established, your benefits are usually two-thirds of that amount subject to maximum rates, or “caps.” The current maximum rate is $500.00 per week in Georgia.