Category: Types of Work Injuries


Can exotic dancers get workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia?

If an exotic dancer is injured at work, can she get workers’ comp? Dancers in the adult entertainment industry are almost guaranteed to be classified by their employers as independent contractors for both tax purposes and workers’ compensation in Georgia. However, just because your boss tells you your injury does not qualify for workers’ comp–because  … Read more

Can I file a repetitive use injury under workers’ comp in GA?

Yes, Georgia’s workers’ comp laws provide for coverage of repetitive stress injuries. These types of injuries develop over time and, if left untreated, become painful and debilitating conditions that can inhibit your ability to carry out the activities of your daily life. In the early stages of a repetitive stress injury, many people don’t notice  … Read more

I burned myself at work. Can I get workers’ comp benefits in Georgia?

Here’s what you should know about workers’ compensation if you’ve suffered a burn injury at work. No matter how minor they are or may seem, burns are a very painful sort of injury, and many times take a long time to heal. Burn classifications Burns have different classifications to rate their severity: First-degree, second-degree, and  … Read more

How much does workers’ comp in Georgia pay for scarring?

Workers’ comp in Georgia generally does not offer compensation for scarring from work-related injuries.  The workplace accident that causes the scarring should be covered, but the actual scars themselves will not. Typically, scars fall under pain and suffering damages, which you’re not entitled to under Georgia’s workers’ compensation system.  What types of workplace accidents cause  … Read more

If I’m a healthcare professional and hurt my back at work, do I have more say in my medical care?

All employees in the healthcare industry are entitled to workers’ comp. Healthcare workers, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and other medical professionals who provide medical care to the public, have some of the highest numbers of work-related injuries.  Hospital work in particular can be surprisingly hazardous  According to OSHA and the Bureau of Labor  … Read more

I slipped and fell at my Georgia job. Am I eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?

If you slip and fall at work and are injured you may have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. Slip, trip and fall injuries are among the various types of workers’ compensation injuries that can occur.  Is your fall work-related? Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, an injury is compensable if it occurs “by an  … Read more

What’s the difference between acute and overuse workplace injuries to shoulders and knees?

Overuse injuries to the shoulders and knees are common workplace occurrences, especially if the work is physically demanding. The level of pain and the treatment necessary for both joints vary widely, so it is important to have a clear understanding of the issue with which you are dealing and get appropriate medical attention.  Injuries to  … Read more

Run away when the workers’ comp adjuster offers $7,000 immediately after your husband has died

I have a client whose de facto husband–with whom she had two sons–died in a roofing accident.  Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, the sons can receive the workers’ compensation benefits at the weekly rate to which he would be entitled had he lived (2/3 his average weekly wage up to the $525 per week  … Read more