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If you have a workplace accident, exposure, or injury, your employer’s workers’ compensation company may be required to pay for your lost time and medical care, with a few exception.
In the event of an accident at work, remember these rules:
1. Notify your employer of all work injuries immediately. Failure to fill out an accident report could jeopardize your claim. Putting the details of the incident in writing and asking for the report... Read More
Finding the right attorney can be a daunting and scary process. Most clients I meet for the first time say the same thing, “I never thought I would have to hire an attorney, but….”
Does this sound familiar? If it does, that is good thing. Though many people see movies, television shows or news reports of lawsuits, the majority of people are lucky in that they never had to hire or consult an attorney. However, after being hurt at work, it is... Read More
The insurance companies cannot authorize care without a written request from the authorized doctor. Unfortunately, after you treat with the doctor, the official report may not be ready for several days or weeks. This is time that you can’t afford to waste, especially when you are in pain. Once the doctor’s report is ready it is sent to the insurance company’s adjuster. They usually take their time investigating the care being requested, your medical history and any other... Read More
This is a magical term of art, science, and law. In the Georgia workers' compensation realm, this medical certification functionally translates to the injured worker having no physical limitations related to any work injury. Generally taken, your Employer will assert that you are able to work with your normal job as if the injury never occurred.
From a legal standpoint, this term allows for the Employer and the insurance company to "cut-off workers’ compensation... Read More