Grovetown, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: I need to know why they said they would only pay 62% of my wages. Is this right or not?

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Beth Gearhart
Beth Gearhart
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Royston, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you are off work due to a work injury you are entitled to weekly income benefits that are calculated by taking 2/3 (or 66%) of your average weekly wage for the 13 weeks prior to your date of accident subject to a maximum of $500 if the injury is before July 1, 2013. This is the law and it's not negotiable unfortunately.

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