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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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Traveling employees are eligible for home-cooked workers’ comp

Posted on February 20, 2020 in
We live in an increasingly mobile society with evolving technology that has created a roving workplace. No longer are employees tethered to their office desks or assembly lines. Businesses launch projects across state lines. Often it requires workers to travel and lodge away from home for days or weeks at a time.What if they...
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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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