How long can I get workers compensation payments? In Georgia, the maximum time you can receive temporary total disability benefits is 400 weeks from the date of accident, which is around 7 1/2 years. If you experience a change in condition for the better during that time period, there are ways the insurance company can reduce your benefits to temporary partial disability, which then causes the payment period to reduce to 350 weeks total. Also, in Georgia you are entitled to 400 weeks of medical treatment from the date of accident, unless you suffer a new accident or injury or your current injury is deemed to be catastrophic in nature. Also, if the employer has a job within your work restrictions with which the treating doctor agrees, your benefits may be stopped while you attempt the light duty job. Long story short, insurance companies will pay your benefits if they have to, but they really don't want to, and they will do what they can to figure out a way to stop having to pay them. We at Pritchett Firm, PC, fight to keep your benefits going as long as legally possible.
If your case is deemed catastrophic, which means there is no work that you can do based on the injuries you sustained, then there's a potential for you to receive lifetime income benefits and lifetime medical treatment. These cases are rare but they do happen, and we have over 20 years of experience dealing with these types of claims.
Each case is different, and each case can change in an instant. Don't delay asking for help in coming up with a strong gameplan for your claim. Call us at 404-962-0010 or send an email to [email protected] Remember, each case is on a contingency fee basis which means you only pay if you win. Phone calls are free. Pritchett Firm, PC, is here to help you and your loved ones when needed.