Category: Help for Injuries


Aggravated an old work injury in Georgia? You may still have a case!

Georgia workers’ comp law considers your old work injuries and their propensity to “flare up” or “aggravate” months, or even years, after an injury when an employee continues working.  Oftentimes when I’m consulting with injured workers in Atlanta, they will be concerned that the pain they’re feeling while working will not be a compensable workers’  … Read more

What if my physical injury at work is causing anxiety and depression?

Workers’ comp may cover depression after a physical workplace injury. Suffering a physical injury at work can be life-changing and can sometimes be accompanied by depression or anxiety. You may find yourself losing interest in activities you used to enjoy or sleeping twice as many hours as you used to need to feel rested. You  … Read more

What can I do if the workers’ comp insurer denies a medical referral from my doctor?

What happens if workers’ comp denies your medical referral? Sometimes, for no apparent reason, a workers’ compensation insurance company will decide that a referral for surgery or for additional treatment with another doctor, even when the recommendation or referral came from the workers’ comp authorized treating physician, is not authorized. Often, we see this when  … Read more

What should I do if I sustain an injury at my job in Georgia?

Wondering what to do if you get hurt at work? If you have never experienced an on-the-job injury before, you should be aware of what to do right away, so that you are able to protect your rights should something occur. Here’s a short (but important!) list of things Georgia employees should know: Take Notes  … Read more

2019 Legislative Changes to Workers’ Compensation Law in Georgia

In 2019, the Georgia Legislature passed and signed into law multiple major changes to workers’ compensation law in Georgia. Here’s what changed: 400-week cap lifted for long term medical devices The state revised O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200, lifting the 400-week cap for non-catastrophic claims on medical benefits for long term medical devices that typically require maintenance  … Read more

¿Puedo recibir beneficios correspondientes a la compensación laboral en Georgia para un daño mental?

Hasta ahora en esta serie de artículos donde analizo cuáles daños pueden calificar para los beneficios de la compensación laboral y cuáles no, he mencionado lesiones por quemadura y por resbalones y caídas. Entre las lesiones incluidos en el sitio web de nuestro bufete  se encuentran  daños psiquiátricos y psicológico, y hablaré de ellos hoy.  … Read more