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Georgia Workers' Comp Codes: Wage Benefits, Medical Treatment, Reporting an Injury, and PPD

Workers’ compensation is a form of accident insurance required by employers for businesses with three or more employees. It protects employees should they get injured or ill because of their employment. Examples can include slipping and falling in a restaurant kitchen, getting cut using machinery in a factory, falling off a ladder on a construction...

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Foot and Ankle Injuries While on the Job - Workers' Compensation

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 53,000 work-related foot injuries each year. Not only do foot and ankle injuries prevent people from working during the recovery process, they can also cause disabilities that impact a person’s long-term career and personal life. Foot and ankle injuries can happen in any...

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Injured on the Job Because of an Employee From Another Company

A workplace accident may not only be the responsibility of your employer. Third-party negligence may also be a factor. What do we mean by “third party”? A third party refers to an entity or person who is not a co-worker or the business that hired you. A third-party employee, for example, could be another worker...

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Atlanta Construction Injuries + How to Get Workers’ Compensation

Construction is booming in Georgia once again. Between new housing, interstate expansion, and two potential electric vehicle plants, workers in the construction industry keep the busy state bustling as it continues to adapt and change. While these changes may represent positive economic growth, construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the country. The...

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Work Injuries Caused By Defective, Old, or Outdated Machinery

Defective machinery can cause numerous hazards for workers in construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries. Both heavy industrial equipment and intricate machinery require a high level of training and skill to operate safely. When a piece of machinery is defective, it can result in severe or fatal injuries for workers. We understand how traumatic and...

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Can You Get Workers’ Comp Even If the Injury Was Your Fault?

The simple answer is: yes. Even if you accidentally injure yourself while working, you can still receive workers' comp. (There are some exceptions, and we have listed those below.) Here is what you need to know about fault vs. workers’ compensation. A dozen states including Georgia follow “no-fault” workers’ compensation laws. A no-fault workers' compensation...

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Electrical Work Injuries: Types, Causes, and Stats

While electrical injuries on the job are rare, they have a high morbidity rate due to the rapid trauma inflicted on the body. Even if a worker survives contact, they may suffer long-term damage that affects multiple tissues and internal organs. Nearly all electrical accidents and injuries are preventable. When safety procedures are ignored —...

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Returning to Work After a Concussion: Treatment & Workers’ Compensation

Roughly 1 in 4 mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) happen while at work. Workplace brain injuries often result in substantial loss of productivity, economic stress, long-term symptoms, and disability. Workers who suffer a head injury on the job are almost always eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. To ensure you receive the benefits you are...

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Workers’ Compensation for Retail Workplace Accident and Injuries

While retail work isn’t as hazardous as other positions like the construction industry, it still comes with its own risks and dangers. People who work in large merchandise stores like Walmart, food and beverage stores, or building material and garden supply stores suffer job-related illnesses and injuries more often than most realize. If you were...

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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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