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Getting Workers' Compensation For An On-The-Job Meniscus Tear

An Atlanta attorney discusses how to get workers' compensation for a work-related meniscus tear. The meniscus is a C-shaped, rubbery piece of cartilage that provides cushioning and stability between the shinbone and thighbone. It acts as a shock absorber within the knee when you walk, climb stairs, or squat down to lift an object. There...

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Hurt While Drunk at Work: Can You File for Workers’ Compensation?

According to the Official Code of Georgia: “No compensation shall be allowed for an injury or death due to intoxication by alcohol or being under the influence of marijuana or a controlled substance...” Exceptions may be made if a substance was lawfully prescribed by a physician and taken as directed. The statute sets forth the...

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How to Know If You Have an Extra Claim Plus Workers’ Compensation

When you are injured on the job in Georgia, you are afforded rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act. In general, an injury is compensable under workers’ compensation if it relates to or was caused by a person’s employment and the performance of their job duties. Sometimes though, an injured worker may be entitled to compensation...

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How a Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Maximize Your Odds of Obtaining Benefits

Workers sustain injuries every day all across Georgia. Many workplace accidents are the result of careless mistakes. For example, a worker may get injured slipping on spilled liquid and falling. Or a worker may sustain a serious injury because a machine wasn't properly turned off when not in use. Fortunately, Georgia workers' compensation is a...

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Can You Be Compensated If You're Injured During a Work Break?

If you’re hurt during a lunch or work break, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under Georgia law, a worker may file a claim depending on what kind of break they were on when the work injury occurred. The law differentiates cases based on whether or not an injury happened during a...

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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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Workers’ Compensation and Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Explained by a Lawyer

  Under Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Act, there are three types of permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits: Loss of a specific scheduled member (e.g., the worker loses a thumb); Loss of use of a specific scheduled member (e.g., the worker’s thumb is crushed and it is essentially non-functioning); or an impairment to the body as a...

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