Georgia law requires the workers' compensation carrier to pay weekly income benefits equal to two thirds of your pre-injury average weekly wage. The average weekly wage is determined by taking an average of your pre-tax weekly pay for the thirteen weeks preceding your work related injury. The maximum
work comp income benefits allowed under Georgia law is $525 per week. Claims adjusters frequently miscalculate the average weekly wage resulting in an underpayment of income benefits. If an underpayment does exist, the workers' compensation carrier is required to reimburse you for the amount underpaid. Call
Atlanta work injury attorney Brian H. Sumrall if you have questions about a possible underpayment of work comp benefits. You can reach Mr. Sumrall directly at (404) 857-3835.