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Common Delay Tactics in Georgia Workers' Compensation Claims

An insurance company’s primary goal is to maximize profits for its shareholders.  The main way they do this is by minimizing the amount they pay out in claims. Some workers’ compensation insurance companies use delay tactics to slow down the claims process, hoping claimants will eventually give up or accept lowball settlement offers.  Below are […]

Georgia Workers' Compensation FAQ's

After a work injury in Georgia, it is normal to have questions and concerns.  Below are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions our clients have about workers' compensation following a work accident in Georgia. What is workers' compensation? Workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program paid by your employer which may provide […]

How Can a Georgia Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?

While you may feel you can handle dealing with the aftermath of a car accident on your own, an experienced Georgia car accident lawyer can maximize the compensation you receive, while also easing the burden of dealing with the legal system alone.   As part of their representation, a Georgia car accident lawyer will: Explain How […]

Employee vs. Independent Contractor under Georgia Workers' Compensation Laws

Under Georgia's workers compensation laws employees of a business are covered by workers' compensation insurance, while independent contractors are not.  Independent contractors have been traditionally limited to construction.  With a general contractor overseeing a job and then hiring specialized sub or independent contractors to perform certain work, such as plumbing, electrical, roofing, etc.  But as […]

What if I am injured in an accident involving a police officer or other government employee in Georgia?

If you are injured in a car accident caused by a police officer or other government employee in Georgia can I still sue?  The quick answer is Yes, but the process is much different than a normal personal injury lawsuit. In Georgia, individuals typically have two years to file a lawsuit after they’re injured. That […]

Can I sue someone personally after a car accident in Georgia?

Yes -- you can sue someone personally following a car accident.  You have to file the lawsuit within 2 years of the date of the accident.  Additionally, you will be required to prove the following things: Breach of duty - Every driver has a duty to drive safely when operating a motor vehicle, so you […]

Do I get paid if I miss time at work due to a work injury in Georgia?

What happens if I miss time from work due to a work related injury in Georgia?  If you are injured due to a work accident, and are forced to miss time from your job, you are entitled to be paid income replacement benefits.  The types of income replacement benefits available include temporary total disability benefits […]

Common Work Injuries in Georgia

Workplace injuries in Georgia can be devastating and financially costly for employees and employers alike. Even a minor injury that forces an employee to miss work, or limits their ability to perform their normal job duties, can have negative consequences for both employees and businesses.  Here a some of the most common work injuries we […]

Georgia Workers' Compensation Injury Checklist - First Steps

If you are injured on the job in Georgia, it is important to perform the following steps in order to have a successful claim.  Below is a checklist of things to do if you are injured while working in Georgia. 1)  Report ALL injuries In Georgia, you have 30 days to report your injury to […]

Types of Injuries Covered under Workers' Compensation in Georgia

There are many types of Georgia workers' compensation injuries.  These can range from the typical back strain from lifting a heavy object, all the way to catastrophic injuries which prevent an injured worker from ever working again in the future.  Today's post will discuss common work related injuries and how they are handled in Georgia's […]

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