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    Default Settlement Amount for Slap and Labral Tear and Sprained Ankle

    I have been dealing with comp for almost a year now I have had a slap and posterior Labral repair and Arthroscopy and a sprained ankle . what would the average settlement be for the slap and Labral repair future medical wise or PPD I am on TTD at the moment going on three months following surgery, I'm looking at future medical?. and possoble vocational rehablitiation I am young 25 years old.
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    Default Re: Settlement Amount for Slap and Labral Tear and Sprained Ankle

    settlement figures are not made public so there is no data to average.
    permanent disability benefits will be based on a physician's evaluation of your residual permanent impairment.
    more here
    http://www.files.georgia.gov/SBWC/Fi...e_handbook.pdf

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    Default Re: Settlement Amount for Slap and Labral Tear and Sprained Ankle

    donewithcomp, see here for GA WC laws. It is listed under Chapter 34 Labor and Industrial relations, title 9 devision of Workman's Compensation. Article 263.

    34-9-263. Compensation for permanent partial disability


    (a) Definition. As used in this chapter, "permanent partial disability" means disability partial in character but permanent in quality resulting from loss or loss of use of body members or from the partial loss of use of the employee's body.

    (b) Payment of benefits.

    (1) In cases of permanent partial disability, the employer shall pay weekly income benefits to the employee according to the schedule included within this Code section. These benefits shall be payable without regard to whether the employee has suffered economic loss as a result of the injury, except as herein provided.

    (2) Income benefits due under this Code section shall not become payable so long as the employee is entitled to benefits under Code Section 34-9-261 or 34-9-262.

    (3) If any employee is receiving benefits under this Code section and experiences a change in condition qualifying the employee for income benefits under Code Section 34-9-261 or 34-9-262, any payments under this Code section shall cease until further change of the employee's condition occurs.

    (c) Schedule of income benefits. Subject to the maximum and minimum limitations on weekly income benefits specified in Code Section 34-9-261, the employer shall pay weekly income benefits equal to two-thirds of the employee's average weekly wage for the number of weeks determined by the percentage of bodily loss or loss of use times the maximum weeks as follows:
    Bodily Loss Maximum Weeks

    (1) Arm............................................... ................225

    (2) Leg............................................... ................225

    (3) Hand.............................................. ................160

    (4) Foot.............................................. ................135

    (5) Thumb............................................. ............... 60

    (6) Index finger............................................ ......... 40

    (7) Middle finger............................................ ........ 35

    (8) Ring finger............................................ .......... 30

    (9) Little finger............................................ ........ 25

    (10) Great toe............................................... ........ 30

    (11) Any toe other than the great toe................................ 20

    (12) Loss of hearing, traumatic
    One ear............................................... ......... 75
    Both ears.............................................. .........150

    (13) Loss of vision of one eye........................................150

    (14) Disability to the body as a whole................................300

    (d) Impairment ratings. In all cases arising under this chapter, any percentage of disability or bodily loss ratings shall be based upon Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fifth edition, published by the American Medical Association.

    (e) Loss of more than one major member. Loss of both arms, hands, legs, or feet, or any two or more of these members, or the permanent total loss of vision in both eyes shall create a rebuttable presumption of permanent total disability compensable as provided in Code Section 34-9-261.

    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/default.asp

    So once you are MMI and rated take the rating % and multiply it by your current TTD amount. Multiply that number by the 225 weeks for your arm. With just a sprain to the foot you will not likely see a PPD/Permanent Partial Disability but, you won't know for sure until your ATP gives you your rating.
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