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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...

Slip & Fall vs. Trip & Fall

Slip & Fall vs. Trip & Fall

When making a report after a workplace accident, it’s always important to be as specific as possible, detailing where, when and under what circumstances the incident occurred. Unsurprisingly, then, it’s also important to use precise language when describing the cause...

Super Lawyers 2021 Recognizes Laura Lanzisera!

Super Lawyers 2021 Recognizes Laura Lanzisera!

The Law Offices of Laura Lanzisera is very proud to announce that Super Lawyers has named our founding attorney, Laura Lanzisera, to its list of Georgia’s top attorneys! Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service owned by the Thomson Reuters company. Each year, the...

Is Workers’ Compensation Considered Income When Filing Taxes?

Is Workers’ Compensation Considered Income When Filing Taxes?

It’s tax season, and if you received workers’ comp benefits last year, you may be wondering if that money is taxable. In most cases, it’s not. Workers’ compensation benefits aren’t usually taxable at the federal or state level. The same holds true for workers’ comp...

Repetitive Strain Injuries and Working from Home

Repetitive Strain Injuries and Working from Home

Repetitive Strain Injuries and Working from Home  As the number of new coronavirus cases per week continues to soar, many companies have extended work-from-home policies well into 2021. As a result, more employees continue to work from their dining room tables and...

Success Story: Mike

Success Story: Mike

Whether you work at a construction site, in a healthcare setting, or at an office, compensation lawyer Laura Lanzisera is here to help if you’ve been injured on the job. If you’ve been injured at work, you need expert representation from one of the best workers’...

What to Do If You’re Injured on the Job as an Undocumented Worker

What to Do If You’re Injured on the Job as an Undocumented Worker

What to Do If You're Injured on the Job as an Undocumented Worker Laura Lanzisera recently had the opportunity to speak with Marshall Cohen, an Atlanta Immigration attorney at Antonini & Cohen. We discuss how undocumented workers can navigate their way through the...

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