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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Will Your Insurance Company Pay Your Transportation Costs if You’re Injured on the Job?

If you were injured at work and are unable to drive yourself to the doctor, you might be wondering, “how do I get my insurance to pay for transportation?”   In Georgia, insurance companies are generally held responsible for injured workers’ transportation costs. But it must first be determined why the worker is unfit to drive. […]

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Can Independent Contractors Receive Workers’ Compensation?

In our modern working world, more and more individuals are performing jobs on a contract basis. Whether a tradesperson for hire or someone working part-time in the Peach State’s gig economy, many are unsure if workers’ compensation is available for independent contractors.  Technically, independent contractors are self-employed, meaning they’re both employer and employee. However, Georgia […]

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A Timeline for Personal Injury Lawsuits — How Long Does it Take? Pt. 2

In our last post, we outlined the early stages of filing a personal injury claim, all the way up to the point of bringing a lawsuit to court. Ideally, it won’t get this far, and you will be able to settle out of court — however, it doesn’t always work out that way. The infographic […]

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A Timeline for Personal Injury Lawsuits — How Long Does it Take? Pt. 1

If you’ve sustained a serious or life-changing injury and you believe there is a case for a personal injury claim, you are likely wondering how long the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit takes. Let’s walk through the timeline of a personal injury lawsuit — including how long it takes to go through each […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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