How do I get paid before a settlement of my workers comp case in Georgia?
Workers' Compensation Benefits Before a Settlement
In Georgia, workers’ compensation benefits are generally paid on a weekly basis to employees who are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness. These benefits are meant to cover a portion of the employee’s lost wages and may include medical treatment and rehabilitation costs.
If you are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness and are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia, you may be entitled to receive temporary total disability (TTD) benefits. TTD benefits are paid to employees who are unable to work at all due to their injury or illness.
To receive TTD benefits, you will need to file a claim with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation and provide medical documentation supporting your inability to work. Once your claim has been approved, you should begin receiving TTD benefits on a weekly basis.
If you are able to return to work on a limited basis, you may be eligible for temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits. TPD benefits are paid to employees who are able to work but are earning less than they did before their injury or illness due to their reduced capacity.
It is important to note that workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia are generally paid on a weekly basis, and it may take some time for your claim to be processed and for you to begin receiving benefits. If you have any questions about your claim or the benefits you may be entitled to, it is a good idea to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney.