Occupational Diseases and Georgia Workers’ Compensation

Occupational Diseases and Georgia Workers’ Compensation

When an employee is injured at work in an accident, it’s often quite clear what happened. Something like a slip and fall or an object strike injury can be precisely dated and documented. It may even be witnessed by coworkers. While insurance companies can still...
Can Independent Contractors File for Workers’ Compensation?

Can Independent Contractors File for Workers’ Compensation?

Self-employment seems more common than ever. Just before the pandemic, a Gallup poll commissioned by QuickBooks found that 28 percent of workers were at least partly self-employed. Of those, nearly half relied on self-employment as their primary source of income....
Workers’ Compensation Vs. Third-party Claim Vs. Employer Lawsuits

Workers’ Compensation Vs. Third-party Claim Vs. Employer Lawsuits

When you’re injured on the job, workers’ compensation is usually the surest path toward the medical coverage and wage replacement you need. Because it’s a no-fault system, you simply need to prove that you are, in fact, injured and that your injury occurred at work in...
Reasons for Delay in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Reasons for Delay in Workers’ Compensation Cases

When you’ve been hurt on the job, you rely on your workers’ compensation coverage to get you the treatment you need. If your medical absence stretches into days and weeks, you also likely need your workers’ comp income benefits to keep your bills paid while you...
A Thank You Message to Atlanta’s Frontline Healthcare Workers

A Thank You Message to Atlanta’s Frontline Healthcare Workers

At the Law Offices of Laura Lanzisera, we regularly work with incredible healthcare professionals in our office. We’re already in awe of the effort these dedicated men and women pour into their work and we know they need our community’s support and appreciation as...
Workers’ Compensation and Heat-Related Injuries 

Workers’ Compensation and Heat-Related Injuries 

Here in Atlanta, outdoor work can quickly become dangerous when the temperatures are high. Construction workers, agricultural workers and landscapers are particularly at risk, as are those who work in hot indoor environments, like factories or packing facilities. ...
Is pain and suffering included in a workers’ compensation payout?

Is pain and suffering included in a workers’ compensation payout?

Pain and suffering, often a flashpoint in high-profile personal injury cases, is a recognizable form of compensation for most folks. It’s typically broken down into two categories, compensation for the physical pain of an injury and compensation for the mental pain...
How to handle neck or back injuries at work

How to handle neck or back injuries at work

No matter what type of work you do, it’s likely that back and neck injuries are a possibility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related musculoskeletal disorders leading to days away from work are usually back related. And while they’re...
Catastrophic Injuries in the Workplace

Catastrophic Injuries in the Workplace

After a workplace injury, many employees are able to get medical help, heal, rehabilitate and return to their jobs after a reasonable amount of time. For some workers, however, the injury is so serious and so life altering that a return to work is impossible....
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