What Is the Origin and Purpose of Georgia’s Worker Compensation System?
Before Georgia’s state government established a system for worker’s compensation, employees had no rights to benefits from their employers if they were hurt on the job. In the 19th and [...]
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Social Security Administration Re-Opening Field Offices and Scheduling In-Person Hearings
Last week the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) advised its members that it learned the following:  “SSA and the Association of Administrative Law Judges (AALJ, the ALJs’ [...]
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Medical Treatment in Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims
When a worker suffers an on-the-job injury in Georgia, they are entitled to receive medical treatment that is paid for by their employer, or their employer’s insurance company. Panel of [...]
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Are All Work Injuries Covered By Worker’s Compensation in Georgia? Short Answer: No
Not every type of job-related injury is covered by worker’s compensation in Georgia. While worker’s compensation does cover the overwhelming majority of job-related injuries and certain illnesses, the employee is [...]
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The Three Main Benefits Available in a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claim
Georgia law requires employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees who are injured on the job. The main benefits for injured workers fall into three different categories. [...]
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Cumulative Trauma/Repetitive Motion Injuries at Work in Georgia
Cumulative Trauma/Repetitive Motion Injuries The repetitive nature of many positions leaves employees vulnerable to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and other cumulative trauma disorders. Repetitive stress injuries are particularly common among [...]
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What Types of Damages Can You Obtain After a Car Accident in Georgia?
From speeding to drunk driving, a variety of negligent and reckless behaviors can cause deadly accidents. In turn, these may lead to years of suffering for the victim. If you [...]
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Rehab Tips Following a Work Injury
Recovery after a workplace injury can be frustratingly slow, but your ultimate goal is to get back to work as soon as possible. Minimal stress and a healthy lifestyle can [...]
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Important Tips Following a Work Accident for Your Georgia Workers’ Comp Claim
In the aftermath of a work accident – especially a serious one – it can be stressful and confusing to figure out what you should do. Report and Request The [...]
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Social Security Telephone Hearings During Pandemic
As many claimants awaiting hearings on their applications for disability benefits are aware, since mid-March, 2020, the only type of hearing being offered by the Social Security Administration is a [...]
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