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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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4 Georgia Workers’ Compensation Mistakes Than Can Cost You

Posted on - Saturday, April 2, 2016

We all make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes can be merely embarrassing or inconvenient. Other times, however, mistakes can have serious consequences. If you’ve been hurt on the job in Georgia, the mistakes you make after your work injury can cost...

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When a Georgia Worker Dies On the Job, What Workers’ Comp Benefits Can His Family Receive?

Posted on - Monday, February 29, 2016

The sudden and unexpected death of a loved one is always tragic. When that loss is the result of an on-the-job accident, it is no less so. In fact, the emotional losses are compounded by the loss of income and...

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Will Georgia Workers’ Comp Pay Me for My Pain and Suffering?

Posted on - Friday, February 5, 2016

When you get hurt on the job, Georgia workers’ compensation benefits can help you with some but not all of your medical costs and lost wages. But doctor’s bills and missing paychecks may not fully reflect what you’ve lost after...

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