Strokes Outside of Work and Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law

Strokes Outside of Work and Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law

A friend recently asked me if an employee who suffers a stroke could receive workers’ compensation benefits if the stroke happened outside of work.  My first instinct was to answer the question with a resounding no.  After all, how could any one prove that an...
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...
Is Workers’ Compensation Taxable?

Is Workers’ Compensation Taxable?

They say the only two sure things in life are death and taxes, and the latter are coming due on April 17 of this year.  Tax day normally falls on April 15-unless the date happens to coincide with a weekend or holiday.  This year, April 15 is a Sunday and April 16...
Work Injury Benefits, Compensation, and Payments in Georgia

Work Injury Benefits, Compensation, and Payments in Georgia

  If you have been injured on the job in Georgia and you are unable to return to work because of your work injury, you may be entitled to receive weekly income benefits as long as you are disabled from working.  However, you likely have many other questions about...