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When Will Workers’ Comp Offer a Settlement?

If you’re wondering when workers’ comp will offer a settlement, it is likely because you have already gone through the frustrating filing process that Georgia claimants must go through to open a case, wait for routine approvals, and suffer through delay after delay. Waiting to hear back from the insurance companies assigned to your case…

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Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

Are workers’ comp benefits taxable? At Ramos & Law, we hear this question all the time come April. Under section 104 of the IRS code, workers’ compensation payments or proceeds from a personal injury recovery are not taxable. Unfortunately, certain Social Security benefits may be subjected to tax liability. A Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer may…

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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…

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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…

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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 under

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

Will my Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cease if I have a Subsequent Injury?

A subsequent injury may sever an Employer/Insurer’s liability for medical care and indemnity benefits. Please see Board Rule 204.  To determine whether the chain of causation is broken, it is necessary to examine the circumstances surrounding the subsequent injury, and answer questions such as: Did the subsequent injury occur at work? Did the subsequent injury…

5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Workplace [infographic]

5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Workplace

In spite of training about safety, some workplace injuries are inevitable due to the nature of the work itself. However, as you can see in this infographic, you can minimize the casualty or the inflicted injury if you know the risks and hazards around your workplace. If you are working with machinery, in a confined…

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Employees and Contractors? [infographic]

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Employees and Contractors?

Will you be covered by worker’s compensation law? This is the first thing that must be established to ensure that the tragedy you have been into can be compensated and you won’t be spending more for a no hope case. This infographic will reveal some methods and strategies that will help you get the compensation.

Cash Benefits for On-the-Job Injuries in Georgia

Cash Benefits for On-the-Job Injuries in Georgia

If you have sustained an occupational injury, you may be wondering if you are eligible for benefits and, if so, which ones.  Here are some frequently asked questions about cash awards for workers’ compensation cases. Q: If I am out of work for an injury that occurred in the State of Georgia, what percentage of…

Common Issues About the Workers’ Compensation Process

Common Issues About the Workers’ Compensation Process

If you are injured on the job, you must report your injury to your employer. This should be reported immediately when possible, but certainly within thirty (30) days. You then will also need to file your workers’ compensation claim with the Board within the statutory time frame set forth by Georgia law. Once you have…

The Benefits of Hiring an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney

The Benefits of Hiring an Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’ve been injured on the job, you can attempt to get the benefits that you are entitled to on your own, but there are risks in filing workers’ compensation claims alone. Here are some of the challenges that an injured employee could run into (based on actual cases): Your employer may miscategorize you as…

How to File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia

How to File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia

Updated article Month/day, 2023 You go to work to pay your bills, but occasionally, things happen in the workplace that limit your ability to make a living. If you experience an injury on the job in Georgia, you may wonder what to do next. Fortunately, workers’ compensation protects not just employers but employees, too. The…

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney When There are so Many? [infographic]

How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney When There are so Many?

Wondering how to choose a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney? Accidents can happen anytime, even in your workplace. You don’t want that to happen. Neither does your boss. However, because it happens, you have to deal with what else can you do to claim your claims. Ask help from an injury attorney. There could…