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My Doctor gave me work restrictions. What happens now?

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If you treat with an authorized workers’ comp doctor in Georgia, that doctor is supposed to do a few things when he sees you. First, the doctor is supposed to diagnose your injury. Next, the doctor is supposed to come up with a treatment plan. But lastly, and very importantly, that doctor is also… Read More »

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Can I still go to the doctor if I get fired?

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It is a common scenario: you have been hurt on the job, you reported your injury, and now your employer and their insurance company are paying for you to go to the doctor. But what happens if your job fires you while you are still in the middle of treatment? Can you continue to… Read More »

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Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering in Workers Compensation?

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If you have been hurt on the job in Georgia you have most likely experienced pain and suffering. You may have been unable to pay rent, make a car payment, or even buy groceries. The stress of being injured and missing work may have even damaged your personal relationships with friends and family members…. Read More »

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Can I get reimbursed for my mileage expenses in my workers compensation claim?

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If you have been injured on the job in Georgia and have an accepted workers’ compensation claim, you are entitled to be reimbursed for your mileage to and from your medical appointments. The current reimbursement rate is 40 cents per mile. You can be reimbursed for your travel to physical therapy and to the… Read More »

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Orthopedic Clinics in the Metro Atlanta Area

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When you are hurt on the job in Georgia there is a high likelihood that the first doctor you see will be at an urgent care center, like Concentra, or Caduceus. These urgent care clinics will often perform basic care, like stitching up wounds or dispensing medication, and they may also order x-rays to… Read More »

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I was injured in Dekalb County. Where will my workers’ compensation hearing take place?

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If you have suffered an on-the-job injury in one of the counties in the metro Atlanta area (including Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale, Douglas, and Clayton Counties) and you have requested a hearing in your claim, that hearing will most likely take place at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s headquarters in Downtown… Read More »

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Update: Direct Deposit with Gallagher Bassett

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In a previous post, we mentioned that some insurance companies (though not all) will allow an injured worker to set up direct deposit of their weekly TTD checks. We will try to provide updates here as we become aware of additional insurers that offer direct deposit. Gallagher Bassett administers many workers’ compensation claims in… Read More »

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Reporting an Injury and Selecting a Doctor from the Panel

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When you are hurt on the job in Georgia, you have one main responsibility: you must report your injury to your employer. You can do this by telling your boss, your supervisor, your foreman or anyone else in a position of authority at your workplace. Ideally, you would report your injury in writing. This… Read More »

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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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