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What is a permanent partial disability (PPD) rating?

A PPD rating is a payment owed by a workers' comp carrier for loss of use of an injured body part.   For instance, if your neck was 100% prior to a work injury, and you lost 20% use of your neck, your doctor would assign a 20% PPD rating.   The Georgia Workers' Compensation Act provided a formula which will tell you how many weeks of benefits you will receive as a result of that percentage.   If you have a 20% PPD rating to your whole body, that equated to 60 additional weeks of benefits at your weekly workers' comp rate.   This PPD rating must be paid in addition to weekly TTD benefits which are owed while you are out of work.   Contact Atlanta work comp attorney Brian Sumrall if you would like to discuss your PPD rating.

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