Georgia Workers Compensation Statutes | Employee’s Notice to Employer, Claim Filing Requirements, and more.
|Employee’s Notice to Employer||Within 30 days in person, written
|Lack of notice is excusable if employer has actual knowledge of an accident or if
employee has reasonable cause for not providing timely notice.
|Claim Filing Requirements||Within one year||Time begins running as of the date of injury or the last payment of weekly
|Employer’s Report of Accident||Within 10 days of notice||Employers must report any accidents or injuries that cause an employee’s
absence from work for seven or more days.
|Waiting Period||Seven days||Paid retroactively if disability exceeds 21 consecutive days.|
|Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits||July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
Max: $725.00 per week
|An employee’s benefit rate is two-thirds of the average weekly wage (AWW),
subject to the maximum limit in effect on the date of injury. TTD benefits may
be payable for up to 400 weeks.
|Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits||July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Max: $675.00 per week
|The number of weeks an employee may receive PPD benefits depends on the nature and extent of the permanent impairment.|
|Death Benefits||TTD, PPD and Death benefits are also subject to a minimum of $50 (or the employee’s AWW if less).||Employers must also pay up to $7,500 in funeral expenses for a deceased employee.|
|Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits||July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
Max: $483.00 per week
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Max: $450.00 per week
|An employee’s TPD rate is two-thirds of the difference between the pre- and post-injury AWW, subject to the maximum limit in effect on the date of injury and to a minimum of $50 (or the employee’s AWW if less). TPD benefits are also subject to a 350-week limit.|
|Coverage of Minors||Yes||Minors without a legal guardian are not subject to notice requirements.|
|Coverage of Occupational Disease||All Diseases||Claim must be made within seven years after last exposure.|
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation
270 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1299
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