You are not required to exhaust your paid time off if you have been injured on the job. You are entitled to workers’ compensation. However keep in mind, workers’ compensation pays 67% of your average weekly wage and in Georgia the weekly benefits are capped at $525.00 per week. So depending upon your pay, you may want to use your time off because it may pay you the income you were earning prior to becoming injured.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, serving Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Appling, Tattnall counties , who provides free information to the injured and the families of injured workers. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711.