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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Georgia Injured Workers’ Bill of Rights

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Every worker in Georgia has a list of rights that protects you if you are injured on the job. In fact, Georgia law requires that the State Board of Workers’ Compensation publish a list of these injured workers’ rights, benefits, and obligations under state law. Unfortunately, many workers are unaware of their rights under… Read More »

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Can I set my workers’ compensation weekly check for direct deposit?

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It is a problem that has occurred for a countless number of our clients over the years: their weekly workers’ compensation check does not arrive on schedule. It is beyond frustrating, especially when rent is due, a car payment must be made, or you just need to buy groceries for your family. Sometimes the… Read More »

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What are Board settlement mediations, and where do they occur?

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In our experience, most workers’ compensation claims in Georgia are ultimately resolved through settlement. While neither party is ever required to settle a claim, usually both the injured worker and the employer/insurer find some benefit in settlement. The most obvious benefit to the injured worker is that settlement allows you to collect a larger… Read More »

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Can I Get Georgia Workers’ Compensation Benefits if the Emergency Room Gave Me a Work Excuse?

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Yes, if your trip to the emergency room was authorized by your employer and you are out-of-work for more than 7 days. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company will pay you income benefits if you are out-of-work for more than 7 days and the out-of-work restrictions were provided by an authorized medical provider. If… Read More »

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