Is COVID-19 Covered by Workers’ Comp?

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...
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...
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...
When to Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney [infographic]

When to Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney [infographic]

Accidents could happen anywhere even in the safest place you can think of. Much more in a workplace that has many uncontrollable factors that can cause the accident. Such unfortunate event can lead to other sufferings especially in the physical and emotional aspect of...
The Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

The Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

So you’ve been injured on the job. In a perfect world, you would be able to get adequate compensation and first-rate medical care.  Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world. As you begin to deal with your employer’s insurance company, you may quickly start to feel...