Workers’ Compensation In the Latino or Hispanic Community

Workers’ Compensation In the Latino or Hispanic Community

The Latino or Hispanic worker who is injured on the job may present unique issues not generally found in an ordinary Georgia workers’ compensation case. For example, the Latino or Hispanic worker may not speak English.  In these cases, adequate language...
Workers’ Compensation In the Latino or Hispanic Community

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Changes in 2009

Earlier this year we wrote about the proposed changes to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.  These changes have now taken effect. Following are some of the changes: Allowing the ICMS email system to serve as the “notice” and “service”...
Workers’ Compensation In the Latino or Hispanic Community

Required “Notice” under Rule 201(b)

If an Employer/Insurer has controverted a workers’ compensation claim and the claim is later found to compensable, Board Rule 201(b) provides that “the employee is authorized to select one of the physicians who has provided treatment for the work-related...
Workers’ Compensation In the Latino or Hispanic Community

Payment of Weekly Benefits by Electronic Transfer

A claimant may receive weekly income benefits, when an insurer voluntarily commences payment of benefits or when the Board orders payment benefits. Due to the financial pressures many claimants experience when they are unable to work or have suffered a loss in earning...