There are 4 types of disability in a Georgia Workers' Compensation case that may allow for compensation for your medical bills or lost wages. These disabilities are based on how long they are expected to last and the impact on your ability to return to work.
Temporary partial disability means for a limited timeframe, you are not able to perform all of your job duties. While you only may be able to do some of them, it is expected that eventually you will resume all job duties.
Temporary total disability means you cannot do any of your work duties. However, this is only temporary. At some point you are expected to return. Most claims for Workers' Compensation are filed under this type of disability.
Permanent partial disability means an injury is permanent but your ability to work is only partially impacted.
Permanent total disability means you will never be able to return to your previous job or to one that is similar. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you can never work at another job, however.
To learn about the types of Workers' Compensation that may be available in Georgia, seek legal counsel. An Atlanta work injury lawyer may be able to help.
Contacting an Atlanta Work Injury Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a work accident or some other type of accident, 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 – 1-404-842-7838.