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How Much Does Workers’ Comp Pay in Georgia?

Posted on July 5, 2021 in
Workers’ compensation is an important insurance system that allows workers in Georgia to obtain financial compensation for the expenses related to their occupational injuries and illnesses. A workers’ comp settlement can pay for related medical bills, lost wages and more to help a worker move forward from a workplace accident. The value of your...
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What to Expect at a Workers’ Compensation Deposition

Posted on July 1, 2021 in
A workers’ compensation claim in Georgia can repay you for the medical bills and lost wages you suffered due to an occupational illness or injury. There are steps and legal processes you will have to go through, however, before obtaining workers’ comp benefits. One of these steps may be a workers’ compensation deposition. Although...
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What Is a Workers’ Comp Settlement Mediation and How Does It Work?

Posted on June 11, 2021 in
Settlement of a workers’ compensation usually takes place through a mediation.  Mediations became a popular way to settle not only workers’ compensation claims, but also other injury claims.  Here is how it works. How Does Workers' Compensation Settlement Mediation Work? You and the insurance company either agree to use the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Board...
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What Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Charge and How Do Fees Work in Georgia?

Posted on June 4, 2021 in
When an injured worker hires an attorney for a Georgia workers’ compensation claim, the lawyer is required to file a signed contract with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC).  The contract is governed by OCGA 34-9-108 and Rule 108 of the SBWC. Every workers’ compensation contract has to include the following required...
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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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