How Your Georgia Workers’ Compensation Case is Impacted by Impairment Rating (Part B)

If your injury affects just your upper extremity (such as an injury to your arm) or just the lower extremity (such as your leg), it is worth 225 weeks. So again, if you were given an impairment rating of 10%, it would be 10% of 225 weeks or 22.5 weeks of Georgia Workers' Compensation benefits.

There is also a specified number of weeks of benefits given for injuries to the toes, feet, fingers and hands. In addition, the same is true when it comes to hearing and vision.

If you have suffered multiple injuries while on the job, then you may be given an impairment rating assigned to different parts of the body. You are eligible to receive benefits for each rating that is assigned. 

Payment of Impairment Ratings

The payment for impairment ratings is generally done in either a lump sum amount or it is done in weekly installments until you have reached the end of your benefits. 

However, if you are receiving temporary partial disability (TPD) or temporary total disability (TTD), then you cannot receive PPD benefits as well. Once all weekly benefits have ceased, then you are entitled to PPD benefits.

If your injuries prevent you from returning to the job you had when the initial injury occurred, the value of your settlement will take into account the value of your impairment rating.

Since your impairment rating can significantly affect your Georgia Workers' Compensation claim, you want the assurance that all is being handled properly. This is best done with a Workers Comp lawyer in Atlanta who has experience handling these types of cases.

You need a lawyer who understands Workers' Comp law and how factors such as an impairment rating can affect your case. Securing legal representation provides the assurance that you have someone looking out for your best interests.

Contacting a Workers Comp Lawyer in Atlanta

If you were injured while on the job, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.