On July 1, several amendments to Georgia's workers' compensation laws went into effect. The state increased maximum payouts on several types of workers' compensation benefits, including:
If 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.
It can be easy for people to make the mistake of thinking that collecting benefits for a work-related injury is as straightforward as filing a claim. However, there is much more that goes into the process of applying for benefits and it is not uncommon for injured workers to hit some obstacles along the way.