If you or someone you care about has been injured at work, there are four ways that you are protected under Georgia personal injury law, and we as Georgia personal injury lawyers can help. Let’s look over how you are protected and how it applies to you, so let’s get started.
Note: It’s Important to File Your Claim as Soon as Possible
If there has been an injury, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Any injury can quickly balloon into expensive medical bills and other expenses that can bury you financially.
What is TTD/TPD?
TTD stands for temporary total disability and TPD stands for temporary partial disability. If you’ve been injured you may be eligible for TTD/TPD under Georgia personal injury law. If you’re able to go back to work part time you’ll receive TPD and if you’re unable to go back to work at all because of your disability you’ll get TTD (if you’re eligible, every case is unique). These benefits are disbursed weekly for a maximum of 350 weeks to 400 weeks. Without a Georgia personal injury lawyer like us you won’t be able to know if this is the right option for you.
What is PPD?
Another kind of benefit you may be eligible for is PPD or Permanent Partial Disability Rating – it is based on something called MMI or Maximum Medical Improvement. If your doctor can no longer improve your situation (they can’t do anything more for you), it means you’ve met the MMI. This varies doctor to doctor and you won’t be able to receive this kind of benefit if you’re collecting TTD or TPD.
Lifetime Medical Care
Depending on the circumstances of your case, and who your Georgia personal injury lawyer is, you may be entitled to lifetime medical care for your injuries. The catch is that if you wait to see a doctor or become re-injured you may lose your right to a claim. This is why it’s important to work with us as your Macon personal injury lawyer – don’t wait until it’s too late.
Under Georgia personal injury law you may be entitled to rehabilitation services but this depends on your case – catastrophic injuries like paralysis, brain damage, amputation and other permanent injuries that impair you from functioning as you did before the accident are excellent examples of catastrophic of injuries.