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Warehouse Work Can Be Dangerous Work

Warehouse Work Can Be Dangerous Work

For folks who’ve lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Home Depot’s August announcement that it would soon add three new Georgia distribution centers may feel welcome. Amazon, too, announced several new Georgia locations this year, including fulfillment centers in...

Summer Construction Update

Summer Construction Update

During a typical Atlanta summer, you’d expect construction projects on every other corner, cranes dotting the skyline and closed roads rerouting you on gridlocked detours. While this summer may be far from typical, construction projects are, for the most part, still...

Top Nursing Injuries

Top Nursing Injuries

While nurses are now facing more risks than ever as they work to provide care during the pandemic, nursing has always been a profession with some dangers.  According to OSHA, the healthcare and social assistance industries have some of the highest rates of...

Workers’ Comp FAQs

Workers’ Comp FAQs

Workers’ compensation can be a complicated subject, and it’s not always easy to navigate when you’re recovering from your injuries and trying to keep your life moving. Here are some of the questions we hear most regarding workers’ compensation cases in Georgia.  I was...

Can Car Crash Injuries Be Covered by Workers’ Comp?

Can Car Crash Injuries Be Covered by Workers’ Comp?

While it may be more limited these days, travel is a part of many people’s regular work routine. And, as we all know, travel comes with its own risks. If you have been injured in a car accident that is connected to your job, you may be wondering whether the accident...

What Is the Posted Panel of Physicians?

What Is the Posted Panel of Physicians?

While many folks are still working from home, others are going back to offices, businesses or shops again for the first time in months. Other employees may never have stopped working outside the home in the first place. Either way, if you’re heading back in or you’re...

How the Construction Industry is Changing Due To Covid-19

How the Construction Industry is Changing Due To Covid-19

While many businesses are now beginning to open, or to plan openings for later this summer, much of the construction industry never really closed down at all. In Atlanta and throughout much of the country, construction workers were classed among essential workers,...

Back At Work and I Caught Coronavirus

Back At Work and I Caught Coronavirus

As some businesses begin to reopen, or to again have workers in public-facing positions, many employees are facing challenging decisions. Other workers in front-line professions, like medical staff, grocery store employees, postal employees, delivery truck drivers and...

What to Do if You Are Unemployed Due to Coronavirus

What to Do if You Are Unemployed Due to Coronavirus

Georgia is among the top three states with the highest unemployment numbers: nearly 1.6 million filings, or 30 percent of the state’s workforce. Those are challenging numbers, especially with many industries only now facing the full force of COVID-19-related closings...

Workers’ Compensation Q&A for COVID-19

Workers’ Compensation Q&A for COVID-19

With all of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, injured workers are likely asking something more concrete: “Will I still receive my weekly compensation?” It can be scary, considering the financial upheaval we’re already seeing in the U.S. economy, to...

Important Firm Update

Important Firm Update

Clients and Friends, As with most US businesses, we're closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and government recommendations for social distancing. The health and safety of our team and clients is our primary concern, so we're making some changes in...

Common Workers’ Compensation Application Mistakes

Common Workers’ Compensation Application Mistakes

If you have sustained a work-related injury, filing a workers’ compensation claim can be tricky and complicated. The employer’s insurance company will try to stop treatment or even drop your claim if you make a wrong move. Not to mention, you’re working on this...

Super Lawyers 2020 Recognizes Laura Lanzisera!

Super Lawyers 2020 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...

Do You Have the Proper Personal Protective Equipment?

Do You Have the Proper Personal Protective Equipment?

Loud noises, falling objects, harsh chemicals, and slippery surfaces. These are just some hazards that U.S. workers face on a daily basis. The ideal situation would be to eliminate these obstacles, but when that isn’t feasible, employers attempt to prevent workplace...

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, approximately 3-6% of all adults in the U.S. suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. That’s about 15 million people. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not only a common workplace injury; it can also lead to a workers’...

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Dealing with Insurance Companies

While many people assume that their employer pays workers’ compensation directly, it’s actually an insurance company that pays out benefits to employees injured on the job. And, like any other type of insurance company, whether it’s one handling home repairs or auto...

How OSHA Inspectors Protect Worker Safety

How OSHA Inspectors Protect Worker Safety

OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is an organization that helps ensure safe and healthy working conditions. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and acting under the US Department of Labor, OSHA sets and enforces safety...

What protection does OSHA offer whistleblowers?

What protection does OSHA offer whistleblowers?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is probably best known as the division of the U.S. Department of Labor that checks up on job sites. It informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and helps ensure those...

Are Seasonal Employees Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Are Seasonal Employees Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

With the holiday season right around the corner, it is about to be a busy time for Georgia’s retailers. The increase in sales means that many companies will be hiring additional help with inventory, merchandising, transactions, transportation, and other...

Tips for Making Sure Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Paid

Tips for Making Sure Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Paid

If you are injured on the job and unable to work, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation for your medical treatment and income benefits. But just because you are entitled to this state-based program does not mean that you will receive your full workers’...

My Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied. Now What?

My Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied. Now What?

When you’ve been injured at work, it’s incredibly frustrating to learn that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. It can feel as though someone doubts your word—your account of your injury—or that your employer is not on your side. Before you jump to...

Can I Start A New Job While Receiving Workers’ Compensation?

Can I Start A New Job While Receiving Workers’ Compensation?

For employees who are injured on the job, one of the most common ways to pay for your medical bills and other daily expenses is through workers’ compensation. This state-based program provides insurance payments to employees who are injured and unable to perform their...

Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs in the US

Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs in the US

While workplace fatalities have declined over the decades, there is still much to be done in ending preventable accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 5,000 accidental deaths in the US workplace in 2017. The Bureau defines...

Preparing to Meet With a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Preparing to Meet With a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you’ve set up a consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney, you’re already on the right track. Workers’ comp cases are complex, and many people make the mistake of trying to handle their own claims. Even worse, some people skip the process entirely,...

Why are hospitals one of the most hazardous places to work?

Why are hospitals one of the most hazardous places to work?

When you think of hazardous workplaces, hospitals might not come to mind. Healthcare workers, after all, aren’t usually exposed to heights like those in the construction industry, or heavy equipment like agricultural workers. Still, in 2017, there were more reported...

Teen Summer Job Safety

Teen Summer Job Safety

School is out, which means teens everywhere are earning their gas money with summer jobs. And while a summer job can be a great way to gain experience, save for school or help lighten family financial pressure, unfortunately, it also sometimes leads to on-the-job...

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