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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

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 kitchen counters, spots that aren’t ergonomically...

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

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 workers’ compensation claim process if they are injured on the...

Can a Drug Test Impact My Workers’ Comp Claim?

Can a Drug Test Impact My Workers’ Comp Claim?

A failed drug test can derail a workers’ comp claim, but it doesn’t have to. By understanding your rights and your options, you have a better chance of avoiding having your claim denied.  After an on-the-job injury, employers have the right to request a drug and...

Steps to Avoid Overwhelming Medical Bills After a Workplace Accident

Steps to Avoid Overwhelming Medical Bills After a Workplace Accident

Steps to Avoid Overwhelming Medical Bills After a Workplace Accident 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...

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...

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