What Is the Average Settlement Payout for a Whiplash Injury?
Have you recently been in a work-related accident that may have caused you to sustain a whiplash injury? First things first — make sure you seek medical attention right away, so you can receive treatment and have doctors assess and document the extent of your injuries. After that, you should get in touch with our […]Read More >>
How Do Insurance Companies Calculate Pain & Suffering?
Our worker’s comp attorneys in Atlanta have handled countless personal injury claims, and one of the most common questions we are asked is, “How do insurance companies calculate pain and suffering?” Simply put, there is no single correct way for insurance companies to calculate pain and suffering for personal injury cases. But there are two […]Read More >>
Are Holiday Work Party Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
There is so much to look forward to during the holidays, like baking, decorating, shopping, and seeing family and friends. Another exciting event you should be looking forward to this time of year is the annual holiday work party. While these parties can leave lasting memories, nothing wrecks a good party like a painful injury. […]Read More >>
I’m Out on Workers Comp — Can I Still Get Fired?
Have you ever been injured at work, or wondered if your latest injury was work-related? In these cases, some employees will file a workers’ compensation claim; however, many do not. Many people choose not to file a workers’ compensation claim because they’re afraid their employer will fire them for doing so. At The Law Offices […]Read More >>
What Are the Types of Workers Compensation Benefits? Pt. 2
As workers comp attorneys working in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson strive to educate the public about compensation benefits workers are eligible for should they suffer an occupational injury or illness. In our last blog, we explored medical coverage and managed care features. Now, let’s take a look […]Read More >>
What Are the Types of Workers Compensation Benefits? Pt. 1
As trusted workers comp attorneys working in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson understand how crucial it is for workers to be familiar with available compensation benefits should they suffer a work-related injury or illnesses. States provide four types of benefits, including medical coverage, disability benefits, rehabilitation, and death. […]Read More >>
History of Workers’ Compensation Law
The first worker’s compensation system was implemented in Germany back in 1884. England followed in 1897. However, it was not until the early 1900’s that the United States put worker compensation laws into effect. President Theodore Roosevelt enacted the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) to compensate railroad workers that became injured on the job. While […]Read More >>
How to Prepare for Your Workers’ Comp Hearing
Workers’ compensation hearings take place due to a dispute between an employee and his or her employer. They determine the extent of benefits that are to be given out to the claimant. Minor cases often settle internally, but some more severe claims warrant representation and legal recourse. These usually involve permanent disability or the extent […]Read More >>
Past Medical History and Orthopedic Claims in Workers’ Comp
There are multiple essential points of inquiry that are crucial for physicians, defense counsel, and the employee to explore to decide the fairest and most accurate treatment and compensation. Before focusing on the negative results an employee suffers from in regards to orthopedic injury and workers comp, check out this infographic that lays out the […]Read More >>
Explaining the Difference Between Workers’ Comp and Disability Insurance
When it comes to workers’ rights, it’s essential to understand the difference between worker’s compensation and disability insurance. As the leading providers of workers’ compensation advice and legislation in Atlanta, we like to keep our clients up to speed and informed on all legal terminology and the differences between various compensatory benefits.Read More >>