Avoiding Electrical Accidents in the Workplace
Electricity is something that, undoubtedly, we all encounter and use every day. While we’re all familiar with the proper safety precautions to take in our homes, electricity use in the workplace requires additional measures, as you may be working with dangerous equipment or high voltages. In these instances, it is essential to follow these processes […]Read More >>
Is Your Employer Spying on You? Workers’ Compensation Investigators and What You Can Do About Them
It’s no secret that many employers throughout the country tend to greet workers’ compensation claims with some degree of skepticism, and in many cases the injured worker will have to go to great lengths to prove that they are being truthful. Your employer may even hire someone to investigate the situation.Read More >>
What Can I Do If an Insurance Company Refuses to Authorize Medical Treatment?
If you are injured on the job and receiving treatment through workers’ compensation, you are likely consulting what’s known as an authorized treating physician. This is essentially a legal term for the doctor that your employers’ insurance company has approved to handle your treatment.Read More >>
What to Expect from Your Workers’ Comp Deposition
There’s often a lot on the line in workers’ compensation cases, and being thoroughly questioned by your employers’ legal team can seem unfair when you’re merely trying to get the compensation that you deserve for your injury.Read More >>
Can You Be Laid off While You’re on Workers’ Comp Leave in Georgia?
Are you collecting work compensation in Georgia? If so, it’s important to recognize that you do not have immunity from termination while you’re collecting benefits. It is a common misconception that employees on workers’ compensation cannot be let go. While it’s true that you cannot be fired solely for filing a claim, being the recipient […]Read More >>
What Do You Need to Know About Functional Capacity Evaluations?
When you’re injured on the job and left unable to work, the amount of benefits you receive is directly tied to the severity of your injury and the length of time that it will keep you from working. Unless you’ve suffered a catastrophic workplace injury and are permanently disabled, your benefits will likely be reduced […]Read More >>
What Is a WC-104 and What Should You Do if You’re Facing One?
If you were injured on the job and awarded workers’ compensation, the benefits you receive are designed to supplement your lost income and keep your bills and essentials paid for while you’re out of work. Of course, your individual injury and timeline for recovery are extremely important in determining the total amount of compensation that […]Read More >>
Can You File a Workers’ Comp Claim for a Mental Injury?
Many individuals wonder if they can receive workers’ comp for mental health injuries. While workers’ comp is usually equated with physical injuries, psychological and psychiatric injures can also occur. Though it may be nearly impossible to see them, their effects on a worker are every bit as valid. Under workers’ compensation laws, to be eligible […]Read More >>
How Do You Prove That Your Work Injury Is Catastrophic?
The goal of workers’ compensation is to provide employees injured during the course of work with medical benefits and wage replacement for the time they’re disabled by the injury. If you’ve been injured on the job, the medical benefits themselves and the amount of indemnity you’ll be eligible to receive will depend on the nature […]Read More >>
Can You Get Workers’ Compensation if You’re Injured at Your Summer Job?
Summer is right around the corner, which means that many Georgians will start working seasonal jobs once again — jobs that only exist during this time of year and will disappear again come September. Summer jobs can be as hazardous as any other, and injuries to temporary employees are not uncommon. If you were injured […]Read More >>