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Can I Receive Workers’ Comp if an Injury Aggravates a Pre-Existing Condition?

Georgia law recognizes the fact that employees may have a pre-existing problem when they step foot on their employer’s worksite. According to Lumbermen’s Mutual Casualty Co. v. Griggs, “Fortunately for the employee, perfect health is not a prerequisite to the enjoyment of benefits of this statute.” This means the employer cannot argue that the employee...

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Arm/Leg Injuries, Edema, and Swelling After a Car Accident

After a traumatic experience like a car accident, excess fluid can leak and become trapped inside your body. You will notice unusual swelling in places like your hands, feet, face, and legs. The swelling is known as edema. Symptoms of edema include: Swelling or puffiness Stretchy or shiny skin Increased abdominal size Skin that remains...

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Coping With Emotional Trauma and Shock After a Car Accident

Everyone responds to the trauma of a wreck or terrible event differently. Shock and denial, especially right after the overwhelming event occurs, are normal responses. A person may suffer no effects, while others suffer intense emotional reactions and acute stress long after the crash. Post-accident shock symptoms may include: Unpredictable emotions Increased interpersonal conflict Flashbacks...

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Are pedestrian fatalities getting enough attention?

While traffic fatalities involving car occupants have declined over the last few years, pedestrian deaths have been on the rise. In fact, a total of 6,283 pedestrians were killed on U.S. roads in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This marked a three percent increase from 2017. According to safety advocates, the...

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The Dangers of Bobtail Trucks: Accident and Injury Facts

What is a bobtail truck? “Bobtailing” refers to a semi-truck or other large cab without the long trailer or other cargo hitched to it. Truck drivers drive bobtail trucks on their way to pick up a load or after dropping their cargo off. Bobtailing is not the same as “deadheading,” which is when a truck...

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