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Carpal tunnel, workers’ comp and an out-of-state company

Posted on January 14, 2020 in
Let us say that you work in the Atlanta office of a software company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. You have a position with the marketing department and write at the computer all day.Over the past few months, pain has developed in your right wrist, which your doctor has diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome. Which...
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What traits put truckers at high risk for musculoskeletal pain?

Posted on December 18, 2019 in
For American truckers, the hours pass slowly into days as the road stretches out in front of their vehicle’s hood. Long hours in cramped conditions puts these individuals at risk for motor vehicle accidents, but the dangers don’t end there. Between extended periods sitting in one position to unloading heavy cargo, trucking is very...
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Increase to Georgia Workers’ Compensation Benefits Starting July 1

Posted on July 16, 2019 in
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:Raising the maximum payout for temporary total disability (TTD) benefits from $575 per week to $675 per weekRaising the maximum payout for temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits from $383...
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How can a pre-existing condition affect my workers’ comp claim?

Posted on January 10, 2018 in
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 to avoid paying benefits is to say that a worker’s injury is not new. If the employer or the insurance carrier...
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Is your repetitive stress injury covered by work comp?

Posted on October 16, 2017 in
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.Among other issues, repetitive stress injuries include bursitis,...
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