Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights

This month, as 2015 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at some of the most important blog topics we have covered both in case you missed them, and to help you prepare for 2016!

(Originally posted 8/17/15)

HR Strategies continues to be dedicated in providing you guidance when it comes to workplace safety as well as compliance with required postings. The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights for the Injured Worker was updated July 1st 2015. It is very important that the updated Bill of Rights is posted in a prominent area available to all of your employees. A brief description of the changes to the Bill Of Rights are:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD)- If an employee is injured on the job and he/she misses more than 7 days of work due to the treating physician taking him/her completely out of work or placing him/her on restricted duty that the employer cannot accommodate, they would be entitled to weekly TTD benefits effective the eighth day. The amount of the benefit is determined by calculating 2/3’s of the employee’s average weekly wage. The maximum allowed weekly benefit has changed from $525 a week to $550.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – In cases where an injured worker is able to return to work after a work related injury however it is at a lower rate of pay or reduced hours due to restricted duty, they may be entitled to TPD payments. The maximum allowed weekly benefit has changed from $350 a week to $367.

Workers’ Compensation Administration is a service that HR Strategies provides for its clients. See how we can help your business with workers’ compensation by clicking this sentence. If you’d like to read the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights for the Injured Worker, click on the image below:

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