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Does Workers’ Comp Cover PTSD?

Does Workers’ Comp Cover PTSD?

For workers who experience or witness a traumatic event on the job, it can sometimes be challenging to secure the resources needed for treatment through workers’ compensation. While Georgia workers’ comp will cover mental health treatments, a psychological injury must...

What Should You Look For In A Workers’ Comp Attorney?

What Should You Look For In A Workers’ Comp Attorney?

While some injured workers choose to represent themselves in their workers’ comp cases, the complicated nature of the Georgia workers’ compensation process makes it a good idea to get professional help—especially for serious injuries and illnesses.  But while many...

Lifestyle Changes to Factor into Your Claim

Lifestyle Changes to Factor into Your Claim

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,...

Work Injuries During Spring

Work Injuries During Spring

While it’s welcome news for many that Daylight Saving Time may soon be permanent thanks to the Sunshine Protection Act, it’s frustrating if you’re already one of the many sleep-deprived workers to have suffered an on-the-job accident after the time change.  Each year,...

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Dependents 

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Dependents 

Worker deaths in Georgia have climbed over the years, rising to a 2019 high of 207 fatalities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While transportation incidents are the most common cause of death, violence, environmental exposures and falls also lead to...

Third Party Negligence 

Third Party Negligence 

One of the upsides of the workers’ comp system is its no-fault premise. This means that injured workers don’t have to spend valuable time proving that their employer was somehow to blame after a workplace injury. More accessible compensation allows injured workers to...

Can Volunteers Get Workers’ Compensation? 

Can Volunteers Get Workers’ Compensation? 

Throughout the Atlanta area, volunteers add to the vibrancy and success of organizations and businesses. They tutor kids, mentor refugees, deliver cheer to hospitals, care for parks and gardens, deliver meals to seniors, foster pets and serve the unhoused. But whether...

Does Exposure to Mold Qualify for a Workers’ Comp Claim? 

Does Exposure to Mold Qualify for a Workers’ Comp Claim? 

While we often think of mold as a residential issue—cropping up in a poorly maintained apartment, for example, or an old house with a wet basement—it’s also a risk at most worksites.  There’s a little bit of mold everywhere, but when conditions are just right, certain...

What to Do if You Were Injured at Work by Another Employee 

What to Do if You Were Injured at Work by Another Employee 

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...

How Scars and Disfigurement Impact Workers’ Comp Settlements 

How Scars and Disfigurement Impact Workers’ Comp Settlements 

With many types of injuries, the recovery period is all consuming. There may be surgeries, specialist appointments, therapy and ongoing medications. During that time, the injured person’s life may feel on hold, like everything else takes a backseat to getting better....

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....

Four Leading Causes of Fatalities in the Construction Industry

Four Leading Causes of Fatalities in the Construction Industry

It’s no surprise that construction can be a dangerous industry. Whether the job site is a small remodeling project or a major infrastructure operation, every location has its hazards, leading to many injuries at work. To complicate matters, construction is, by nature,...

Construction Workers and Brain Injuries 101

Construction Workers and Brain Injuries 101

Dangerous heights, heavy building materials, and large machinery all put construction workers at risk for serious injuries—especially traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the construction industry has more...

Can You Resign While on Workers’ Comp?

Can You Resign While on Workers’ Comp?

A question we receive quite often is whether or not you can leave your current job if you’ve recently filed a workers’ compensation claim, or are already receiving benefits. They mention that they no longer feel safe in that role anymore and others say that their...

How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last in Georgia?

How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last in Georgia?

If you’re injured on the job in Georgia and your employer has three or more employees, it is your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Even though there’s no monetary amount for physical and mental pain, Georgia law stipulates that eligible individuals are...

What to Do If You’re Injured at Work

What to Do If You’re Injured at Work

Suffering an injury at work can inflict double the pain if it causes you to miss time, and therefore paychecks. That’s why Georgia law protects workers who are injured on the job and guarantees them compensation benefits. But proving your injury happened at work can...

Movie and Filming Injuries in Georgia

Movie and Filming Injuries in Georgia

Despite the pandemic, the Georgia film and television industry is booming, having reopened in August 2020 after shutdowns. Georgia’s industry has a lot going for it, including tax incentives, diverse locations, convenient studios, manageable weather and a skilled...

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