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…

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Injured on the Job? Follow These Steps for a Positive Outcome

Injured on the Job? Follow These Steps for a Positive Outcome

If you are injured on the job, you may be tempted to keep working because you don’t want to rock the boat.  This could jeopardize your workers’ compensation claim down the line, however.  Workers’ compensation regulations can be very tricky to navigate, and the wrong move can have significant repercussions. If you are hurt in…

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Reasonable Accommodation for Injured Workers

Reasonable Accommodation for Injured Workers

If you have been injured on the job, you should take the necessary steps to receive adequate workers’ compensation benefits.  These include informing your employer immediately and seeing a physician who is sanctioned by your company.  Many people can resume their old job without a hitch, but others may need to return in a different…

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Employers: Don’t Cut Corners on Workers’ Compensation

Employers: Don’t Cut Corners on Workers’ Compensation

If you are an employer, you are undoubtedly familiar with high workers’ compensation rates.  As you strive to keep your overhead low and eke out a profit, it can feel like a burden to pay these rates.  It may be tempting to take creative steps to avoid paying for this coverage.  In fact, a small…

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Worried About Your Job After Taking Time off for an Injury?

Worried About Your Job After Taking Time off for an Injury?

If you have been injured on the job, you may be facing a number of quandaries.  First, you may be trying to navigate the workers’ compensation process. This can entail getting adequate medical treatment as well as paid time off of work for injuries.  You may also be concerned about your job—especially if your recovery…

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What Should I Do if I Get Hurt on the Job?

The workplace is full of hazards and meeting an accident there is not impossible despite constant care. If it does happen, you have compensation rights that you can take with the help of a job injury attorney. However, it also requires some action on your part. This infographic will provide details on the next steps…

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Injured on the Job? Follow These Tips

Injured on the Job? Follow These Tips

If you have been hurt on the job, you may have a lot of questions about what to do next.  Should you tell your employer? Or just lay low?  Should you seek help from a physician immediately?  Or see if your injury can heal on its own?    If you are weighing these concerns—or…

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