Need Permanent Disability Benefits?
Our Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help
With more than 20 years of combined experience, The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC can provide passionate legal assistance for your workers’ compensation case. If you are permanently disabled, we can discuss your options for seeking permanent disability benefits to provide financial relief. We have helped hundreds of clients achieve workers’ compensation benefits, and our firm can guide you through the Georgia legal system as you seek a favorable solution. Call our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys today at (770) 629-9321 for tenacious representation.
Georgia Laws Regarding Permanent Disability
In the state of Georgia, disability benefits are known as permanent partial disability (PPD). This covers injuries that permanently affect part of your body. If you are injured, your doctor can determine if your injuries are permanent. If they are, he or she will provide a rating of bodily loss that the court will use to decide your permanent partial disability award.
Bodily loss includes:
Doctors can also rate your body as a whole if you are paralyzed or have lost the use of the majority of your body. In general, such ratings are used to decide how many weeks your disability payments can extend, and your employer must pay you 2/3 of your weekly wages. The bodily loss ratings must comply with the Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, published by the American Medical Association.
Permanent partial disability benefits help provide financial relief to victims of workplace injuries. They will not start until your temporary benefits cease. This means your doctor must provide a rating to your employer before your temporary benefits stop to avoid a waiting period between payments.
Seek the Permanent Disability Award You Need with the Help of Our Attorneys
If an on-the-job injury causes permanent impairment, you can file a claim and seek compensation. It is important to communicate with your doctor to determine your eligibility for permanent partial disability. Our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers can discuss your options, help you file the correct paperwork, and represent you as you seek a favorable outcome. We are committed to upholding clients’ rights in court, and we can talk with you throughout the process to determine your specific needs.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation.