In Georgia Workers Compensation, if an injured worker is taken out of work for more than seven days, they could qualify for weekly income benefits, also known as temporary total disability benefits. These benefits are calculated by taking the 13 weeks prior to your injury and averaging them, then take 2/3s of your average weekly wage. This number under current Georgia law is capped at $500.00 per week. Some claims where the injury was several years back may have a lower capped rate. It is the injury date which dictates what the maximum temporary total disability benefit would be.
If you have a current Georgia Workers Compensation claim, the employer/insurer is supposed to file a WC-6 which shows the 13 weeks of pay prior to your work related injury.
There are many helpful forms and web-sites that can also assist but the easiest way is to take your prior 13 weeks of paychecks before your work injury and average them yourself to make sure and/or verify that you are being paid the proper amount. If this amount is not correct you should seek to have it corrected immediately, as it affects other parts of your claim, including partial permanent disability (if applicable).
If you have questions on an existing claim, you should call an Atlanta Workers Compensation Attorney at 770-948-5454 to help you calculate or determine your average weekly wage and your temporary total disability benefits or income benefits.