Wage Loss Benefits
In addition to the physical effects of a work-related injury, employees who have been hurt on the job also have to contend with new financial challenges. If your injury has left you unable to perform your job in whole or in part, you may be struggling to pay your bills while you recover. At Tillman & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, we put 30 years of knowledge and experience into securing fair and complete benefits for injured workers. Under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws, there are three types of income benefits:
- Temporary partial disability (TPD) – If your work-related injury results in wage loss, you may be eligible for TPD. These benefits may be appropriate if you are forced to work a lesser-earning job because of your injury. Pursuing TPD benefits can be very complicated, so it is essential to keep good records of your wages and employment and to enlist the help of a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney.
- Temporary total disability (TTD) – Temporary total disability benefits are intended for workers who have been deemed completely unable to work. If you qualify for TTD benefits, you will receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage prior to the accident.
- Permanent partial disability (PPD) – A PPD claim may be available if you have suffered a permanent or disability that limits your ability to work at your full capacity. Determining the exact amount can be complicated, but we have calculated these benefits countless times to help workers claim the appropriate benefits.
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Negotiating Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Often, we are able to resolve our clients’ claims in negotiation or mediation with the insurance company rather than in hearings. Lawyer Burt Tillman is a member of Mediated Dispute Resolutions and a respected mediator in workers’ compensation matters. Our firm can protect your interests whether we are negotiating your claim or arguing your case at a hearing.