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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5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Workplace

5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Workplace [infographic]

In spite of training about safety, some workplace injuries are inevitable due to the nature of the work itself. However, as you can see in this infographic, you can minimize the casualty or the inflicted injury if you know the risks and hazards around your workplace. If you are working with machinery, in a confined…

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Catastrophic Workers’ Compensation

Some accidents in the workplace are simply unbearable because aside from the physical injuries that are sustained by the victim, this will create a big impact on the life of the employee and his or her family. When the accident is considered catastrophic, there are benefits and entitlements that are given to the employee. This…

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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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Is the Workers’ Compensation System in Freefall?

Workers Compensation System Freefall or not

The aim of workers’ compensation is to ensure that companies do not become negligent in taking care of their employees. At the same time, it is used as a safeguard against workers unfairly or gratuitously suing their employers for workplace injuries. As an employee benefit, workers’ compensation is managed and regulated by the state. Although…

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Tips for Settling a Workers’ Compensation Case

Settling a Workers Compensation Case Tips

Navigating workers’ compensation settlements can be thorny. If you are involved in a workers’ compensation case, here are some key things to consider before settling. This is compensation for work, not for pain and suffering. If you do not receive the promotion you were aiming for or if your significant other leaves you due to…

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Benefits of Settling a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Benefits of Settling a Workers Compensation Claim

A worker injured on the job may file a compensation claim. If approved, the employer’s insurance company awards a benefit to the injured worker. The amount and payment basis depends on what is agreed upon by both parties. In the course of paying, the employer or the insurance companies may try to cut the amount…

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Is PTSD Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

PTSD and Workers Compensation

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that may be triggered by terrifying or stressful events. Employees who have gone through a distressing or disturbing situation can suffer from lasting effects of the trauma. This emotional shock can be transient in some cases. In other situations, however, it may endure for years and…

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