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    Can Your Employer Fire You for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    Posted on - Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    Although employers are not required to keep a position open while an injured worker recovers from a workplace accident, there are protections prohibiting employers from firing injured parties just because they filed a workers’ compensation claim. If you suspect your...

    Four Facts to Know About Workers’ Compensation Laws in Georgia

    Posted on - Thursday, June 10, 2021

    Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws protect employees that suffer injuries while on the job. While this is reassuring for injured workers, there are four important facts all claimants should know about workers’ compensation laws in Georgia. You Cannot File a Lawsuit...

    What to Know About Workers’ Compensation Law in Georgia

    Posted on - Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    All company employees are protected by workers’ compensation if they are hurt while doing their job. To skirt liability companies commonly raise two defenses: (1) the injured worker was an independent contractor and (2) the injury occurred outside the course...

    What if My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance?

    Posted on - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    As does every other state, Georgia has a separate system for addressing the claims and needs of those who have been injured on the job. Workers’ compensation programs as designed have two primary goals: Getting injured workers the compensation and...

    Can Psychological Issues Be the Basis of a Workers’ Comp Claim?

    Posted on - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Not all work injuries are physical. Our jobs can also cause us psychological trauma, from stress and anxiety to depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder. But even if you cannot work due to a mental condition related to or caused...

    What is a “Work Related” Injury Under Georgia’s Workers’ Comp Law?

    Posted on - Monday, September 26, 2016

    There are any number of injuries that can keep you from working and earning a living, either temporarily or permanently. While an injury may keep you off the job, only “on-the job” injuries will entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits...

    My Employer Wants Me to Have an “IME” After My Work Injury. What Does That Mean?

    Posted on - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    If you’ve been injured in a work accident and want your medical mills covered by workers’ compensation, you need to see a physician approved by your employer (except in cases of emergency). But even though you may receive care from...

    Georgia Workers Comp Board Finds Employer Liable for Employee Benefits, Lost Wages, & Legal Fees

    Posted on - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    The governing board of Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation system ruled that Calgary Roofing Contractors owed an injured employee temporary partial disability benefits for his injuries. After reviewing the employee’s credibility and supporting medical evidence, the board found that the employee’s injuries...

    3 Reasons Your Workers’ Comp Claim Could Be Denied

    Posted on - Friday, May 13, 2016

    Just because you’ve filed a claim for Georgia worker’s compensation benefits doesn’t mean you will get them. Employers and their worker’s comp insurers would prefer not to pay benefits and will deny a claim if they can find any reason...