Category: Is this a work-related injury?


Can I receive workers’ comp benefits in Georgia for a mental injury?

Many people wonder if they can receive workers comp for mental health injuries. While usually on-the-job injuries are equated with physical injuries, psychological and/or psychiatric injuries can occur as well. Though it can be almost impossible to see them, their effects on a worker are every bit as valid and real. Under workers’ compensation laws,  … Read more

What shoud I do if 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

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

If I get hurt on the job, return to work for over 2 years, and then have to quit due to pain, can I get workers’ comp benefits?

This question comes up from time to time, and as a Atlanta workers’ comp attorney I have the privilege of answering it. This question often comes from men who have physically demanding jobs they love doing and want to continue doing.  In a case decided in March 2015 called ABF Freight Systems Inc. v. Presley,  … Read more

Was an EMT’s injury idiopathic when she stood up from her desk?

The Georgia Court of Appeals evaluated a case this summer titled Chambers v. Monroe County Board of Commissioners that involved an injury the Employer argued was “idiopathic” (i.e., that it could have happened anywhere, so it shouldn’t be covered by workers’ compensation insurance).  After the claimant won at the initial hearing, she was overturned at  … Read more

Does my sprain or strain entitle me to workers’ compensation benefits?

Last year I started a series of posts covering the types of injuries we handle at Moebes Law.  Today we’ll discuss strains and sprains which, while similar in nature, are two very different conditions. They can occur independently of one another or concurrently and are a valid workplace complaint. A sprain is an injury involving a ligament. Ligaments are the  … Read more

I believe bullying at work led to my injury. Am I entitled to Georgia workers’ comp benefits?

Back in February, the state of Hawaii introduced a bill that, had it passed, would have made workplace bullying an occupational safety violation. Ultimately that meant that Senate Bill 2487 proposed to make victims of workplace bullying and harassment eligible for workers’ compensation. We’re in a time when jobs are hard to come by and where workers  … Read more

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

Sometimes people who need the services of an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer don’t have a firm idea about what constitutes an actionable injury, or what injuries are covered. I’d like to begin addressing that. To help educate the people of our community who are seeking information, from time to time I’m going to discuss one of the injuries  … Read more