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Can You Qualify for Workers' Comp Benefits If You Are a Contracted Employee?

Under Georgia law, contract employees are eligible for workers' compensation, but some key questions need to be answered first. It all depends on the distinction between independent contractor and employee. Did the employer control the time, manner, methods, and means of the work performed by the worker? The Georgia Court of Appeals has established a...

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Workers' Compensation and Returning for Light-Duty Work: An Atlanta Attorney Explains

You've been injured on the job. You've gone through all the critical steps to file your workers' compensation claim. Your attorney successfully advocated for a fair settlement while you recover. Now, your employer decides to offer you light-duty work. It's important to first understand this is often a money-saving tactic used by your employer's insurance...

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Settling Your Workers’ Compensation Case: How Long Does It Take?

The following is an excerpt from Gary Martin Hays' best-selling book The Authority On Workers' Compensation Claims in Georgia. If you have questions about your rights after a work injury, give us a call at (770) 934-8000. The two questions clients often ask us when we first meet are: How long is this going to...

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Workers’ Compensation: What If You’re Injured in the Parking Lot or While Driving?

The following is an excerpt from Gary Martin Hays' best-selling book The Authority On Workers' Compensation Claims in Georgia. If you have questions about your rights after a work injury, give us a call at 770-934-8000. Under Georgia law, the Workers' Compensation Act covers personal injuries, deaths, and occupational diseases that arise "out of and...

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