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Is your repetitive stress injury covered by work comp?

carpal tunnel.jpegIf you have a job that requires repeated motions, you may notice pain or discomfort in some part of your body, such as your hands, shoulder or neck. A doctor should be able to confirm if you have a repetitive stress injury and whether it developed over time.

Among other issues, repetitive stress injuries include bursitis, tendinitis, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome, which is one of the most common types of repetitive use injury.

Understanding the types of workers' comp benefits in Georgia

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If you suffer an injury on the job, it may take a while for you to heal and get back to work. During such times, workers' compensation benefits are available to provide financial relief so you may focus on getting better and returning to work.

There are a few different types of workers' comp benefits in the state of Georgia. Depending on your situation, you may receive one of these types of benefits.

Things to know about personal injury cases involving minors

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You want to keep your children safe at all times. Unfortunately, there are situations in which their safety is out of your control. What do you do when your child receives an injury due to someone else's negligence?

While no amount of money can make up for a loss, a personal injury claim is a way for you to seek recompense for your child's and your family's suffering. Before you file your case, there are a few things you should be aware of.

Why you should be wary of medical lien agreements

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Whether you sustain an injury on the job, in an auto collision or due to another accident, it can be overwhelming to take care of all the obligations that follow. You must seek out the medical care you need, of course, but you may also need to negotiate time off work and secure legal representation, too. Some of these tasks may entail extensive paperwork, which can seem overwhelming.

There is one particular document, however, that you should be wary of. When you receive medical treatment, your provider might request that you sign a medical lien agreement form. There are several things you should understand about this paperwork before you agree to sign it.

Medical costs can be deducted from compensation

What happens when a support provider dies?

Many parents rely on the support of their former partner to cover the expenses associated with raising a child. According to the Congressional Research Service, child support payouts can cumulatively amount to $22.5 billion in a single year. These funds are often a lifesaver for families, but what happens when a provider of child support passes away? The answer depends on the circumstances surrounding the death.

Parents who are still in need of support after the death of a provider may be able to attain it in several ways. It is important to research your legal options if you want to ensure the coverage of your child's needs and that you receive the support you need.

Medications are the top cause of allergy-related deaths

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You probably know that an severe allergic reaction can lead to death. Your first thought might be peanuts since that is what is in the news these days. Many people are seriously allergic to peanuts and cannot eat anything that contains a peanut component.

However, non-food items can cause deadly allergic reactions. Among the allergy-inducing items are medications, some of which are very common.

Was a loved one harmed in a nursing home?

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The Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services in Georgia reports that abuse of the elderly and disabled adults is one of the most underreported problems in the United States. Even worse, abuse of these at-risk adults is typically intentional. Even neglect can be deliberate. A caregiver withholds medication or refuses to bathe an elderly adult. Elder abuse occurs in a person's home and in assisted living or nursing care facilities.

Warning signs of nursing home neglect

Anaphylactic shock calls for speedy response

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You have read stories of people suffering from sudden, violent allergic reactions - to medicines, to latex, to certain foods like peanuts, soy milk and shellfish, to bee stings. The name of this reaction, which seizes the entire body, is anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis takes people by surprise. While most people going into anaphylactic shock survive, an estimated 1,000 Americans die, often within minutes of the allergic reaction.

Emotional trauma can lead to problems after a crash

Many people think about having physical injuries when they are involved in a car accident. While those are the most easily noticed, other injuries can also occur. Emotional trauma, which can include serious conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder, are not uncommon.

The occurrence of emotional trauma isn't something that should be swept under the rug. Emotional trauma is something that must be taken very seriously and treated according to protocols that take the sudden and unexpected accident into account.

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