What is the maximum amount of income benefits you can receive under Georgia workers compensation? Hello, my name is Ty Wilson. I'm a Georgia workers compensation attorney. And our question today is what are the maximum benefits you can receive in workers compensation in Georgia?
Currently, this is being filmed in August of 2020. The highest workers compensation comp rate is six hundred and seventy-five dollars per week. How’d they get to that number? Well, they take your average weekly wage.
First of all, from the date of your injury, they go back 13 weeks. They take your average weekly wage of those 13 weeks and then they pay you 67% or two-thirds (⅔) of that and then it is capped if your average weekly wage is above 675. They're only going to pay you 675. That's the current top rate. And keep in mind that these rates change from time to time and they've changed rather frequently about every year they've been changing.
And so, if you're watching this video well beyond 2020, there is a high possibility that the Rate has gone up. You'll need to speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney and or take a look on the web. And maybe contact the Georgia State Board of workers compensation, if you just want that information. We hope that you found this information helpful, and we'll see you on the next video.