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If you must miss more than seven days of work, you may be entitled to weekly payments until you can return to work.
If your injuries keep you out of work for more than seven days, one of three things must happen:
- The insurance company will start paying you Temporary Total Disability benefits (TTD). If you are off for over 21 days per your treating physician, you will be reimbursed for the first seven days.
- The Insurance company will request more information about your accident. (If they want more information, it is YOUR responsibility to provide that information.) or
- The Insurance company will DENY your claim and provide a form telling you in writing that they are refusing to take responsibility for the accident and your injuries. Do not accept their denial without having an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer review your case!
Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be entitled to Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), Temporary Partial Disability (TPD), and Temporary Total Disability (TTD). A lawyer who understands the Workers’ Compensation laws can make sure that the employer or the Employer’s Insurance company pays for all the benefits you are entitled to.
If you are injured on the job, you have certain rights, benefits and responsibilities.
Your employer also has obligations and responsibilities regarding all employees. The main focus of Georgia Injury Advocates is to assist job-related injured workers in receiving immediate and quality medical care, to administer workers’ compensation claims from the initial injury until the closing of the claim, and to safely return lost-time employees to productive employment. We believe that a healthy, safety conscious and productive company is the result of healthy, safety conscious and cooperative employees. The staff of our Marietta injury law firm understands an employee’s and a family’s concern when a wage earner is injured on the job and cannot work. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
This is an excerpt of the book “11 Secrets to Winning Your Workers’ Compensation Claim.” This book will answer many of these questions and give you the knowledge you need. Get your free copy now.