Workers' CompensationLegal News and Updates

June 08, 2020

Are Work Violence Injuries Covered by Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation pays for medical expenses and a portion of wages lost when a worker suffers a work-related injury. However, there are often questions about whether an injury was related to a workers’ job, such as an injury that resulted from some…

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April 28, 2020

How Could COVID-19 Affect Workers' Compensation Claims?

If you or someone you love was injured at work, you may be wondering if the COVID-19 pandemic could have an impact on your workers’ compensation claim. Having a qualified attorney on your side could be beneficial, especially during these unprecedented…

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February 13, 2020

Medical Care That May be Covered by Workers’ Comp

Georgia’s workers’ compensation system covers reasonable and necessary medical bills for as long as treatment is authorized. However, what does reasonable and necessary mean? Roden Law’s Albany workers’ compensation attorneys explain how medical benefits…

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December 03, 2019

Can I Receive Workers’ Comp if I Am At-Fault?

Workplace injuries can be caused by a variety of acts, sometimes by the injured worker’s own acts. Injured workers may think that they cannot receive workers’ comp benefits if they caused the accident. However, this may not be the case. An experienced…

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November 30, 2019

Can Workers Obtain Workers’ Comp for Carpal Tunnel?

Each year, many workers suffer repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis, particularly those who work on computers regularly. This injury can be very painful and make it difficult or impossible to do your job. The Macon workers’…

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November 07, 2019

Can You Change Doctors in a Workers’ Comp Claim?

After a work injury in Georgia, you have the right to choose your treating doctor from a list provided by your employer and/or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The diagnosis and treatment plan provided by this medical professional can affect…

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October 25, 2019

Workers’ Comp Denied for Refusing Opioid Prescription?

According to a 2016 report by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, as many as 44 percent of workers’ compensation claims nationwide included a prescription for opioids along with other painkillers. Opioid prescriptions can be very…

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September 04, 2019

What Happens to Workers’ Comp if Employer Bankrupts?

What happens if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits and you get the news that your employer has filed for bankruptcy and closed down? Before you panic about your benefits being stopped or delayed, here is some helpful information about how…

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August 15, 2019

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Skin Cancer?

Anyone who spends even 15 minutes in the sun without protection could be at increased risk of skin cancer. If your job requires you to work outdoors, that risk may be even higher. If you spend a lot of time in the sun at your job and you develop skin…

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July 09, 2019

Reasons a Workers' Comp Claim is Likely to be Denied

Being injured on the job is extremely disruptive and sometimes, depending on the seriousness of the injury, it is a life-altering event. Even if you are extremely careful and follow your company’s safety procedures, accidents occasionally happen. When…

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