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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Is Workers’ Compensation Available for Asthma?

Work-related asthma has become a fairly common complaint. This is due to levels of exposure to irritants that are prevalent across several industries. However, asthma has many possible triggers, and proving that the condition was caused by workplace-based exposure can be difficult. Environmental pollutants and genetics can also cause asthma in some people. Therefore, a […]

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How to Prevent Bullying in the Workplace

Workplace bullying can lead to workers’ compensation claims that can decrease productivity and lead to expensive litigation. Workplace bullying can not only be seriously detrimental to an employee’s mental health and self-esteem, but it can also cost employers thousands of dollars. Sick days, decreased performance, high-levels of stress, and workers’ compensation claims can have a […]

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Employee Burnout and Managing Stress in the Workplace

The symptoms of employee burnout can be easy to recognize. One of the most prevalent is the constant feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. Another is decreased motivation and job performance. Some people experience cynical or negative feelings towards their colleagues and superiors. This can make them feel distant towards their position, employer, and […]

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Why HazCom Training is Essential for Working With Cleaning Solvents

Many employees that use cleaning solvents as part of their job do not consider themselves in danger of hazardous chemical exposure. However, certain products can cause significant harm if mishandled. Most employees will come into contact with cleaning solvents at some point during their career, even if this is just when they are cleaning their workstation.

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Why Work Injuries Skyrocket in the Summertime

Did you know that work injuries occur more frequently in the summer? Folks who work outdoors tend to work longer hours during the summer, and they face extreme temperatures, along with more cars on the road. All of this makes for quite dangerous working conditions. In the video above, we dive deeper into the reasons […]

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Have You Experienced COPD From Exposure on the Job?

If you or someone you know has suffered from COPD due to exposure on the job site, it’s time to call The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers serving Atlanta understand that symptoms like constant coughing or wheezing, fatigue, and lung infections can be a result of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary […]

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