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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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…

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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 marks Emancipation Day,…

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When to Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney

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 living. The law provides rights and privileges for victims. Know yours…

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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 like you are in over your head. If you…

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Advocates and Mentors

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Advocates and Mentors

This January marks the 16th anniversary of National Mentoring Month.  The purpose of the observance is to connect more of the nation’s youth with exemplary adult mentors.  Few people achieve success on their own. Most of us have been affected by someone who set a good example, mentored, taught, and advocated for us. Many career…

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Workplace Injuries? Avoid These Mistakes

Workplace Injuries Mistakes

A workplace injury can throw you for a loop. You may feel the financial burdens of your medical bills and time off of work. At the same time, you may fear reporting the injury because you want to continue to be a hardworking and resilient employee. If you have been injured on the job, don’t…

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Improving the Outcome of a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

Improve the Outcome of a Workers Comp Hearing

One of the most common frustrations in filing a workers’ compensation claim is that the process—including the employer’s and insurance company’s review of your claim—can take a long time. Another challenge is workers’ compensation claim denial. In the case of a delay or denial, an employee may seek legal action and court intervention. This process…

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