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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Will I Get More Workers’ Compensation if I Have a Higher Salary?

Everyone knows that Workers’ Compensation pays for an injured worker’s medical care and cost of living while they’re out of work, but how far does it go? If you are a first-time injured worker who will be out of work for a while, you are likely wondering how much money you should expect to be […]

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What Is a Permanent Impairment Rating and How Is it Measured?

Any injury that impairs your ability to work could entitle you to compensation from your employer. The exact amount of compensation you receive depends on a number of factors that are specific to your case and the nature of your injury. An injury that at least partially disables you for life constitutes a permanent impairment. […]

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Can You Reopen Your Closed Workers’ Comp Case in Georgia?

If you have a dormant workers’ compensation in Georgia, you are likely wondering if your case is closed and if it can be reopened. This is a common question among workers’ comp clients and prospective clients and the answer to it depends on the specifics of your case. There are several reasons for a workers’ […]

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What Happens if You Get Coronavirus at Work?

The global coronavirus outbreak is the most talked-about story in the news today. What started in China has spread throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. As of March 7th, the global number of confirmed cases surpassed 100,000, and those who have been exposed to the virus are being asked to self-quarantine.  The global impact […]

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