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How to Qualify for GA Workers’ Comp After a Heart Attack or Stroke at Work

A heart attack or stroke can happen anywhere and at any time, including at work. Proving that your sudden medical event is worthy of receiving workers’ compensation, however, is difficult. In most cases, suffering a heart attack or stroke while working is not enough to qualify for benefits in Georgia. The insurance companies will argue...

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Your Georgia Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied — Now What?

Work injuries are generally covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. But your workers’ compensation claim was denied by your employer or the insurance company — what happens now? What alternatives does the law allow you to pursue? It’s in your best interest to speak with a Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible....

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What to Do After an Improper Lane Change Accident

An improper lane change happens when a driver switches lanes in a reckless or careless manner that puts other motorists at risk of crashing. Drivers who cause an auto accident by failing to check their blind spots, driving aggressively, swerving across multiple lanes at once and other unsafe acts may be found negligent. When someone...

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Report: U.S. Pedestrian Fatalities Spiked to 40-Year High in 2021

Negligent drivers continue to put people on foot at risk of injury and death According to a troubling new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the U.S. recorded its highest number of pedestrian deaths in four decades, as 7,485 people tragically lost their lives on the nation's roadways in 2021. That's about 20...

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Types of Pain and Suffering Damages: Physical, Emotional & Social

After a person suffers injuries caused by a traumatic event (such as a motor vehicle accident, nursing home abuse, or assault due to negligent security), they can generally seek pain and suffering damages in a personal injury claim. A severe incident often leaves a victim with multiple injuries that require long-term medical care, rehabilitation, psychological...

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Can Part-Time Employees File for Workers' Compensation?

In most cases, part-time employees can file for workers’ compensation in Georgia. Employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance if they regularly employ three or more people in their Georgia business. If a part-time employee has regularly scheduled hours or days of work, they are generally eligible to receive workers’ compensation for their injuries....

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