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My workers’ comp stipulation was approved, when should I expect a check?

Once a stipulation agreement is approved by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, the employer generally has 20 days to make the payment. The question arises, then – if a…

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Death and Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Claims

From time to time an injured worker will file a workers’ compensation claim and subsequently die before the resolution of the claim. This is always a sad situation and it…

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Injury in Restroom Deemed Compensable

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-1(4), an employee’s injury may be compensable only if it is an injury “by accident arising out of and in the course of” the employee’s employment. …

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When the Workers’ Comp Exclusive Remedy Provision does not Apply

In general, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides protection for the employers and insurers from tort actions. This protection is known as the “exclusive remedy provision.” The provision exists to protect…

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Employee Injured During Fight May Not Qualify for Benefits

Pursuant to State v. Purmont, 143 Ga. App. 269, 238 S.E.2d 268 (1977), if an employee is injured in an attack by another employee, the employee must not have been…

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Consideration Before Settlement

As we have discussed on our blog site on numerous occasions, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides somewhat limited remedies for people who have been injured at work. The limited nature…

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The term “physician” has a broad definition in Workers’ Comp

In a recent ruling by the Appellate Division, a neuropsychologist is a “physician” defined by O.C.G.A. § 34-9-201(a).  Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-201(a),

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Is There a Timeframe for Reporting an On-The-Job Injury?

The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act requires an injured employee report an on-the-job accident to a supervisor or employer agent shortly after the incident.  Please see O.C.G.A. § 34-9-80.  The employee…

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Hippotherapy Determined to be Compensable

At the request of an employee confined to a wheelchair, the Board was asked to determine whether payment for a horse barn where the employee kept his horse was compensable.…

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Exceptions to Coverage Under Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently handed down a decision in Clarke v. Country Home Bakers, 2008 WL 4603604 (2008), regarding whether a prisoner injured while working in a work…

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    Have you or someone you love been hurt at work? There are certain deadlines in the Georgia Workers’ Comp system. Fill out the contact form below for a free consultation to examine your rights, or call us at (770) 637-0105, even if you’ve been denied benefits.

      * We value your privacy, all information is kept  strictly confidential.