Category: Workers’ Compensation Insurance


If I’m an injured worker on workers’ compensation disability benefits, when will my payments run out?

Wondering how long workers’ comp benefits last in Georgia? If your workers’ comp claim has been accepted, you’re getting disability payments while being treated by a workers’ comp doctor and you can’t work, the maximum amount of time you can receive temporary total disability (TTD) benefits is 400 weeks (about 7.5 years), unless your claim  … Read more

Can the workers’ comp insurance company’s lawyer talk to my doctor without me?

Wondering if your employer or workers’ comp representative can talk to your doctor when you’re not present? The short answer is: yes. According to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-207 , when “an employee has submitted a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or is receiving payment of weekly income benefits or the employer has paid any medical expenses,  … Read more

Can my spouse get paid as an attendant care provider under Georgia workers’ compensation law?

Attendant care services may be available through workers’ comp in Georgia when a workplace accident results in injuries that cause the worker to be unable to care for themselves at home. What are attendant care services? Attendant care helps the injured or disabled worker perform day-to-day tasks that they would normally perform for themselves. A  … Read more

If I’m on workers’ compensation disability in Georgia, am I required to see the panel doctor?

If you’re injured on the job in Georgia, your employer should direct you to a workers’ comp panel of physicians immediately after reporting a workplace injury and in accordance with the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. You must  pick from this list if it is valid. What is the workers’ comp panel of physicians? The panel of physicians contains six doctors  … Read more

Can I get workers’ compensation benefits from jail?

In Georgia, an injured worker may continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits when in jail after an arrest while awaiting trial. However, they will not be able to continue receiving them when incarcerated after a conviction. Temporary total disability (TTD),  temporary partial disability (TPD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) are no longer options once the  … Read more

I’m an undocumented worker without a social security number. Can I get workers’ comp in Georgia?

No matter the term you use, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrants or undocumented workers, Georgia courts have ruled that undocumented workers are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Why does workers comp cover undocumented workers? Workers’ compensation coverage comes via a contract with an insurance provider that includes employees of a qualifying employer. If that  … Read more

How much disability can I get for my Atlanta workers’ compensation claim?

Workers’ comp pay in Georgia is usually two-thirds of your average weekly salary, depending  on how much you make and when your accident occurred. However, there are caps on the pay. You will only receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage if the payment is not more than $675.00 per week. Being on workers’ comp  … Read more

What should I do if I sustain an injury at my job in Georgia?

Wondering what to do if you get hurt at work? If you have never experienced an on-the-job injury before, you should be aware of what to do right away, so that you are able to protect your rights should something occur. Here’s a short (but important!) list of things Georgia employees should know: Take Notes  … Read more

2019 Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Law in Georgia

In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and signed into law multiple major changes to workers’ compensation law in Georgia. Here’s what changed: 400-week cap lifted for long term medical devices The state revised O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200, lifting the 400-week cap for non-catastrophic claims on medical benefits for long term medical devices that typically require maintenance  … Read more