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How can a pre-existing condition affect my workers' comp claim?

Some businesses are not too keen on paying workers' compensation benefits to their injured employees. In fact, a number of work comp insurance companies will deny rightful claims whenever they can.

One common way way to avoid paying benefits is to say that a worker's injury is not new. If the employer or the insurance carrier can prove that an employee's injury is pre-existing, they may not have to pay any benefits. There are a few ways that employees can fight back.

Key factors for prevailing in wrongful death claims

When a loved one dies, it is hard on those left behind. When someone passes due to the negligent acts of another, compensation may be awarded to provide financial assistance to those left behind and also to deter others from doing the same to someone else.

In order to file a wrongful death claim properly, it is important to understand the process in full. There are a few key factors attributed with a successful wrongful death claim in Georgia.

Properly diagnosing brain injuries in children

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You do what you can to protect your children. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes occur that are out of your control. In the event of a head injury, there are a few key things you should do to receive the proper diagnosis.

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


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

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