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How Long Will I Receive Permanent Partial Disability Benefits?

This article discusses how long permanent partial disability benefits are paid in Georgia workers’ compensation claims depending on the percent and type of PPD rating you are given.  If you have not read our article on permanent partial disability benefits, we would recommend that you read that first.

How Does the Body Part Rated Affect the Number of Weeks PPD Benefits Are Paid

There are many different types of permanent partial disability ratings, and each type entitles you to a different number of weeks of benefits per percent of the rating.  The information given below demonstrates how long you would receive benefits for each type of rating assuming that you received a 10% rating.

It is important to understand that the number of weeks of benefits indicated below would obviously change if the percent rating was higher or lower than 10%.  For example, if your rating was 20% instead of 10%, then you would receive benefits for twice as long.  If it was 5% instead of 10%, then you would receive benefits for half the number of weeks.

Examples of Permanent Partial Disability Ratings

  • 10% rating to the body as a whole = 30 weeks
  • 10% rating to the upper extremity (arm) = 22.5 weeks
  • 10% rating to the lower extremity (leg) = 22.5 weeks
  • 10% rating to the hand = 16 weeks
  • 10% rating to the foot = 13.5 weeks
  • 10% rating to the thumb = 6 weeks
  • 10% rating to the index finger = 4 weeks
  • 10% rating to the middle finger = 3.5 weeks
  • 10% rating to the ring finger = 3 weeks
  • 10% rating to the little finger = 2.5 weeks
  • 10% rating to the big toe = 3 weeks
  • 10% rating to any other toe = 2 weeks
  • 10% rating to the eye = 15 weeks

Questions About PPD Benefits

This information might be confusing to you.  You might have some questions you need answered.  If you have any questions, it is a good idea to consider talking to an attorney.

Many people are concerned that it may be expensive to talk to an attorney.  The workers’ compensation attorneys at our firm provide free consultations.  Find out more about what a free consultation is, how long it will take, and what you will learn by reading this article.

What if I have other questions about workers compensation?

Georgia’s workers compensation system can be very confusing.  You have to worry about getting the treatment you need and paying your bills while also worrying about not missing any deadlines that could cause you to lose your right to receive workers compensation benefits.

If you have questions, I would recommend that you try to get answers.  To find out more about how to schedule a time to talk to me about your workers compensation questions, just read this short article.

Jason Perkins is an attorney who specializes in representing injured workers.  He regularly publishes videos and write blog articles about Georgia’s workers compensation system and issues that are important to injured workers and their families. To be notified of Jason’s new workers compensation videos, subscribe to his Georgia Workers Compensation Video Series channel on YouTube by clicking the subscribe button below.

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