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Can I Borrow Money on My Workers’ Compensation Case?

Posted on June 4, 2021 in
The correct and short answer is no but read further if you want to know why.  To comply with Georgia law, an attorney’s fee contract must include the following provision: No party or any party's attorney shall enter into a loan or assignment with a third-party creditor which requires repayment from the proceeds of...
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How Do You Settle a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
Two Types of Benefits That an Injured Worker Receives Unless a workers’ compensation claim is categorized as catastrophic by the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Board (SBWC), there are only two types of benefits that an injured worker receives. Medical care for the injury caused by the accident, and Weekly disability benefits that fall into 3...
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What Happens if I Don’t Like My Attorney and Fire Him – Can He Charge a Fee and Does It Cost Me More Money?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
You can always change lawyers.  If you do not trust your lawyer, do not like your lawyer or just want to, you can fire an attorney.  This is true for workers’ compensation claims and every other legal matter. Fees and Possible Problems When You Change Attorneys If you fire your workers’ compensation lawyer, he...
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Can You Be Laid Off While on Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
Workers’ compensation benefits can help you pay for your medical bills and make up for lost wages while you take time away from work to recover from your injuries. Most workers assume their jobs are safe while they are away from work on workers’ comp, and that they will not be fired or laid...
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What Types of Medical Treatments Are Available in Georgia Workers’ Compensation Cases?

Posted on April 29, 2021 in
It is important to seek medical attention immediately after a workplace accident for your own wellbeing. With only a few exceptions, you are eligible to recover financial benefits for the money you or your health insurance company spends in medical care related to an occupational injury or illness. Medical care is a key part...
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