Workers Compensation Attorney Settlement

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A workers’ comp attorney settlement almost always result in a “stipulated settlement”.  Stipulated settlements are governed by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  Various rules are outlined in the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation stipulated settlements topics document.  A Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer can advise injured workers on their rights and expected settlement amounts.

Workers Compensation Settlements and Disability Ratings

The workers’ comp attorney settlement in Georgia is always driven by the disability rating.  A disability rating drives the amount for the settlement.

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A disability rating is a way to assign a value for the settlement based on the work limitations suffered from the work injury.  Disability ratings are always written as a percentage.  Total permanent disability is applied 100% disability rating.  Most ratings are less than 100%. The percentage assigned is then calculated using a formula which will determine the amount of permanent partial disability benefits to be paid.

Occasionally, Georgia workers compensation attorney settlements are handled in court and ruled on by a workers’ compensation judge.  When a judge rules on the disability rating, the result is an award for weekly benefits to the injured worker.

In some cases, the adjuster or defense attorney and the injured workers’ attorney will negotiate the estimated the permanent disability benefits.  This is where an experienced Georgia workers’ compensation attorney becomes critical to the process.  In some cases, a medical evaluation or “PPD evaluation” by a physical therapist will assign the rating, which must be approved by the Authorized Treating Physician.

Stipulated Settlement Award

A Stipulated Settlement Award is utilized when an injured worker has a permanent disability and requires future medical care.  After the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation approves the stipulated settlement award, weekly benefits end.  Injured workers are responsible for future medical treatment.  If there is a dispute as to the appropriateness of treatment incurred prior to approval of the Stipulated Settlement Award, a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney can help resolve the issue.

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Information

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Georgia Workers Compensation Attorney

An experienced Georgia workers’ compensation attorney is critical to maximizing your workers’ compensation settlement.  Beth Gearhart has extensive experience and voted Georgia’s top rated workers’ compensation attorney.  Contact Beth at (404) 445-8370 to discuss your settlement in detail and get her insight into your options.  Alternatively, request for an appointment by using our the request free consultation form or filling out your information below for a callback today.

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I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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Client Testimonial

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

B. Atwater

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B. Atwater

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

D. Evans

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2018-05-16T13:40:58+00:00

D. Evans

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time.

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

R. Draine

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2018-05-16T13:27:43+00:00

R. Draine

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.
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