Whenever an employee is hurt on the job, it is extremely important that the injured worker understand all of their rights. As far as the insurance company is concerned, the less a worker knows about their benefits, the better. Workers should also know that the insurance companies and lawyers that represent their workplace do not...Read More
FAQ About Workers’ Compensation Doctors
Workers injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. But what many don’t realize when they begin the process is that only certain doctors are authorized to treat them for their work injuries. Part of the reason for this is that workers’ compensation insurance has to guarantee timely and reliable medical care available...Read More
Elevator Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths in Georgia
Elevators are amazing machines. They are a part of the modern world, helping to efficiently move people and goods through skyscrapers, schools, and other large venues. Getting into an elevator shouldn’t feel risky. But when these machines aren’t properly looked after, accidents can happen. How Many Elevators Are in Georgia? There are more than 34,000...Read More
Examples of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
Work injuries can happen anywhere, at any time, and in any field of employment. From torn shoulder muscles to crushed limbs, workers’ compensation covers a wide range of injuries suffered while on the job. These are the most common situations by which Georgia workers sustained injuries: Transportation Accidents - 40% of employees injured are due...Read More
What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay in Georgia?
A work injury can leave you with a lot of questions. You’re worried about health care expenses and need to know how you’re going to be paid while having to take time off from your job. In Georgia, workers’ compensation helps pay for: Lost Wages - The injured employee receives a percentage of their average...Read More
Are Independent Contractors (1099) Covered By Workers’ Comp in GA?
Whether or not an injured worker is eligible for workers’ compensation under Georgia law partially depends on how much of an employer/employee relationship exists between the worker and the entity employing them. The more control and influence an employer has over the time and manner of the work performed by the worker, the more likely...Read More
What Are Common Electrical Accidents in Construction?
An Atlanta construction accident lawyer reveals the risks workers face Few jobs are more dangerous than construction work. One of the serious risks workers face is injury or death due to electrical accidents. Workers might not be aware of a hot powerline or lack of ground-fault protection, to name a couple of hazards that can...Read More
Delivery Driver Accident and Injury Lawyer
Workers who deliver food, packages, people, and other goods are at a much higher risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. They spend their entire day navigating traffic and watching out for aggressive and distracted drivers. When a crash does happen, delivery drivers suffer a great deal of stress. If they were severely...Read More
Georgia Workers’ Compensation Deadlines and Statute of Limitations
After suffering an injury at work, you probably have many questions. You might be wondering how long you have to report a work injury to your boss or how much time is there to file for workers’ compensation benefits? It’s important to act quickly, otherwise, you run the risk of losing your ability to receive...Read More
Warehouse Injuries: Do You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Warehouses and storage areas are full of bustling activity. Products and pallets must be shifted, stacked, unloaded, and loaded. Inventory must be correctly labeled, managed, packaged, and fulfilled as efficiently as possible in a neverending race to keep the supply chain moving. But when proper procedures and safety guidelines are ignored or a machine or...Read More