Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits are meant to compensate an injured worker for loss of use of a body part. In Georgia, the amount of PPD benefits owed to a workers' compensation claimant is goverened by O.C.G.A. 34-9-263. A PPD rating is typically assigned by a treating physician when a patient reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI) but PPD benefits are not technically owed to a Georgia workers' comp claimant until they have exhausted their entitlement to TTD benefits. For that reason, the PPD rating is frequently paid as part of the overall workers' compenation settlement. If you have questions about a workers' compensation PPD rating contact Atlanta workers' compensation attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835. You can also visit Mr. Sumrall's website at
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) workers' compensation benefits.