When it comes to workers’ comp, state law determines which injuries are covered. However, in most cases, injuries occurring on the job that are considered “out of the course of employment” will fall under workers’ comp coverage. If individuals are injured while performing their job duties or if they suffer any illnesses resulting from unsafe […]
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Many people get injured every day at work. Whether you have an office job or you are around heavy equipment all day, injuries happen no matter how careful that you may be. When this happens, you may not be exactly sure what you should do. Here are the steps that you should take if you get […]
After a workplace injury, your first thoughts are likely centered on your most urgent needs: emergency care, missed time off work and immediate challenges, like how you’ll get your kids to school the next day. Afterwards, your schedule may fill with follow-ups, imaging, appointments with specialists and physical therapy as you also initiate your workers’ […]
When a coworker causes a workplace injury, it can be challenging to know how to proceed. Whose fault is it if one employee leaves a box in a hallway, tripping her colleague? Who is responsible if a worker drops a tool, striking a coworker below? And who is accountable if an employee mishandles cleaning supplies, […]
After a workplace accident, life might feel like a blur of appointments, emails and phone calls as you struggle to get the care you need and continue caring for those you love. Then the bills begin to arrive. What are your rights after an accident, and how can you avoid a flood of medical bills […]
In Georgia, for the parties to settle a workers’ compensation claim, the following conditions must be met: 1) the parties must agree to the settlement; that is, settlement is voluntary – the Employee and the Employer/Insurer must agree – no one can force either party to settle 2) the agreement must be reasonable under the […]
Under certain conditions, a workers’ compensation claimant or employee can request that the Employer/Insurer pay for a medical opinion with a physician of his/her choosing. The second opinion doctor does not have be on the workers’ compensation panel. These exams are called “independent medical examinations.” It is often beneficial to receive an opinion from a […]