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  • What is a permanent partial disability (PPD) rating?
    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 ...

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  • Damages for pain and suffering in a workers' comp case.
    Damages for pain and suffering in a workers' comp case.

    In Georgia , unfortunately, there are no pain and suffering damages allowed against an employer in a workers' compensation claim . However, if a third party (other than a co-worker or representative ...

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  • Workers' compensation Independent Medical Evaluation (IME).
    Workers' compensation Independent Medical Evaluation (IME).

    An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) can be scheduled by either the workers' compensation carrier or the injured worker in a Georgia workers' compensation claim . If the claim is accepted as ...

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  • What is a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating?
    What is a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating?

    In an accepted Georgia workers' compensation claim , the treating doctor may assign an injured worker a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating. The PPD rating is a percentage of loss of use of a ...

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  • Maximum weekly workers' compensation benefit in Georgia.
    Maximum weekly workers' compensation benefit in Georgia.

    As of July 1, 2016, the maximum workers' compensation weekly income benefit in Georgia is $575. If you were injured prior to July 1, 2016, the maximum rate will likely be $550 or $525 per week, ...

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  • How long do I have to file a workers' compensation claim?
    How long do I have to file a workers' compensation claim?

    In Georgia , an injured worker has a year from the date of accident or a year from the date of the last medical treatment paid for by the workers' comp carrier to file a WC-14 Notice of Claim or ...

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