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...
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...
How to File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia

How to File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Georgia

You go to work so that you can pay your bills, but occasionally, things happen in the workplace that limit your ability to make a living. If you have been injured on the job in the State of Georgia, you may be wondering what to do next.  Fortunately, workers’...