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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Pain & Suffering?

Posted on November 24, 2020 in
Georgia’s workers’ compensation system makes it easy for an injured worker to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages. It is a no-fault system that does not require the worker to prove negligence to qualify for compensation. When handled correctly, a workers’ comp claim can be an easy way to pay for the...
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Choosing a doctor after a workplace injury: What are your options?

Posted on July 2, 2020 in
When you are hurt and need medical care, it’s natural to want to visit your regular doctor. You likely have a relationship with your physician and they know your medical history. You trust them to take care of you.Following a workplace injury, you do not necessarily have this option. Instead, in order to take...
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The coronavirus pandemic will force a lot of people out of work. Are you limited to unemployment or are workers’ compensation benefits available to you?

Posted on March 24, 2020 in
If you suffered a workers’ compensation injury and returned to work doing light duty work your layoff may entitle you to workers’ compensation. Effective July 1, 2019 the maximum rate for temporary total disability benefits In Georgia is $675 per week. Effective July 1, 2019 the maximum rate for unemployment benefits is $365 per...
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Are you owed benefits from a past workers’ compensation claim?

Posted on March 23, 2020 in
If you had a Georgia workers compensation claim within the past four years and did not settle the claim you may be owed permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.Not everyone hires a lawyer for his workers’ compensation claim. Although some workers compensation claims are settled there are claims when you suffer an injury and go...
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Forklifts are dangerous to run, but accidents can be prevented

Posted on March 2, 2020 in
Forklifts are among the most widespread machines used at factories and construction sites. They are powerful and nimble, able to quickly move large loads around tight spaces. They also are one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on U.S. worksites.More than 600 workers were killed in forklift-related incidents from 2011-17. Over 7,000 were...
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