Workers' CompensationLegal News and Updates

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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May 23, 2019

What to Do When a Third-Party Caused My Work Accident

When you are injured on the job, you have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. However, when another individual or entity unrelated to your employer causes the accident, you may have a case against them. This is called…

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May 03, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured on the job, worker’s compensation benefits can provide you with the financial aid you need to get through your injury. However, there are many rules that may impact your claim and the amount of benefits you may receive. Below,…

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April 29, 2019

What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Am I Entitled To?

If you were injured on the job or have a work-related injury, your company may be responsible for your medical bills and lost wages. Georgia requires all employers with three or more employees to have workers’ compensation coverage. This works as a safety…

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December 04, 2018

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Car Accident

Many occupations require employees to drive a vehicle while performing work-related tasks. However, frequent driving may put employees at risk of being injured in a work-related car accident. In this situation, the injured employee may be entitled to…

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October 17, 2018

Appealing a Denied Workers' Compensation Claim

Employees who are injured in a work-related accident may be entitled to obtain benefits by filing a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s insurer. Unfortunately, not every claim is successful and many employees are unfairly denied the compensation…

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