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  1. #1
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    Question Settlement for a Shoulder Injury

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Georgia

    Can someone please tell me how to figure up approx. settlement amount for a shoulder injury?
    How many weeks is payable for the injury and the IR is set at 15%.

    Thank You.

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    Default Re: New and Have a Question,

    id like to know the same thing, srry i cant answer im also in the process of going through a shoulder injury. left me ppd..

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    Default Re: New and Have a Question,

    Research this thread: http://sbwc.georgia.gov/portal/site/SBWC/

    I found a fee schedule by quickly looking through but if you take more time you may find the answer to your question or someone may be along to better assist you.

    GOOD LUCK!!!
    Knowledge is a beneficial tool for the injured worker!

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    Default Re: Settlement for a Shoulder Injury

    You would take 15% of 225 weeks, which would be 33.75 weeks. Multiply the weekly benefit amount you are receiving by 33.75 and that should give you the potential settlement amount. I know you asked this question four months ago, but wasn't sure if you got an answer.

    If your benefit amount was $300, for example (300 x 33.75 = $10,125.00)

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    Default Re: Settlement for a Shoulder Injury

    One other thought that you do NOT want to overlook is IF you are unable to RTW at your previous or any other job with Substantial Gainful Activity, you very well may be entitled to the remainder of any TPD benefits up to the max of 350 weeks, (If my memory serves me correctly it is 350 it could be 400 weeks. ) Regardless, I highly recommend that IF you are still in the settlement process that you follow the link that was given to determine the total weeks allowed for TTD & TPD combined.

    My TPD equaled nearly three times what my PPD @ 25% did. Make sure your attorney is aware of your employment status PRIOR to agreeing to any type of settlement, be it a C&R or a Stipulated agreement with open medical. Just my 2 cents worth IF you will. Or in my particular case 10's of thousands of dollars worth.

    I realize that this link is somewhat older but this is information that could very well be beneficial to others that come along that are still in the process.
    Last edited by SteelMagnolia; 08-15-2011 at 06:27 AM.
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    Default Re: Settlement for a Shoulder Injury

    This is a good (and relatively accurate) tool for calculating TTD and PPD in Georgia.

    http://www.chestnutlegal.com/workers...lculators.html

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