Posts by Gail Bailey
What are Repetitive Motion Injuries in Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation can cover a wide variety of injuries. Many people associate workers’ compensation claims with traumatic, sudden, or severe injuries, but all types of injuries occur at work. Other injuries, including repetitive motion injuries, can be just as painful and frustrating, keeping you from performing daily tasks. All injury types deserve care and…Read More
Celebrating Women in Law on International Women’s Day
Updated article March 8, 2023 On March 8, charities, academic institutions, government entities, professional organizations, and businesses worldwide recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day. This global day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equity. It began in 1911, and over a century later, it…Read More
Injured Georgia Workers: Weekly Monetary Benefits in Workers’ Compensation Claims
Injured Georgia workers are not always able to return back to work due to their work injury. In these cases, the hurt employee may be deemed “totally disabled.” Should this occur, the employee hurt at work may be entitled to money benefits underRead More
Embracing the New and Changing Workforce
Applying for Social Security – Another Resource for Those Injured at Work
Workers’ Compensation benefits are a way that bridges the gap between disability and returning to work. However, in some instances these payments may not be enough to care for the needs of someone who has a long term injury. In these cases, Social Security benefits may provide an injured person with an alternative source of…Read More
Handling Your Workers’ Compensation Doctors Appointments
In our firm, we believe our health is the most important thing in your case. When you are hurt on the job, the employer is required to furnish remedial medical treatment to you. Oftentimes, the employer may have a say in which doctor you get to treat to see. Before you step into the doctor’s…Read More
Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Comp?
Unfortunately, it is very difficult for Georgia’s working class to obtain workers’ compensation benefits if employees contract the COVID-19 virus. While the Act includes statutory coverage for “occupational diseases,” employees bear the burden of satisfying a five-prong test where they are required to explicitly show causation. Under O.C.G.A. § 34-9-280(2), employees must prove: (A) A…Read More
4 tips on Avoiding Occupational Injuries in the Hospital
In our firm, we believe that prevention is crucial in preventing workplace injuries and accidents. Over the years, our practice has seen a rise in workplace injuries among nurses and nursing assistants. Studies have shown that high demands, physical stress, non-standard work schedules, and chronic workforce shortages have contributed to a workplace setting that generates…Read More
What does it mean to cross-examine as an attorney?
The adverse attorney may “cross-examine” a witness by interrogating him or her in open court. The adverse attorney aims to highlight the deficiencies in the witness’ testimony, expose inconsistencies, or elicit facts that are favorable to the other party. Commonly in a Georgia workers’ compensation case, the cross-examination occurs after the witness has offered its…Read More
What is a Bench Trial?
The judiciary is often referred to as the “bench.” A bench trial is a trial where there is no jury and the judge serves two roles: (1) the person vested with the power to protect the procedural safeguards of the trial as to the rules of evidence and conduct of the parties and (2) the…Read More