Georgia law provides for three different types of money benefits, as follows:
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits- This benefit is payable to an employee who is injured on-the-job and unable to work as determined by the authorized physician. The amount is two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage at the time of the injury up to a maximum of $550 per week as of July 1, 2015. In most cases, there is a limit of 400 weeks of benefits from the date of injury if the injury occurred on or after July 1, 1992.
Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits- The benefit is payable to an employee when he/she returns to work after a job related injury but earns less money than before the injury. These benefits are payable for up to 350 weeks from the date of injury. This lost wage amount is two-thirds of the difference between the employee’s average weekly wage before and after the injury with a maximum of $367.
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits- This benefit is payable to the employee for a permanent disability resulting from an on-the-job injury. It is payable based upon a percentage given by your authorized treating physician in accordance with current AMA Guidelines. Not all injuries result in ratings assigned by a physician. Only a physician can assign this rating.
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