How much disability can I get for my Atlanta workers’ compensation claim?

Workers’ comp pay in Georgia is usually two-thirds of your average weekly salary, depending  on how much you make and when your accident occurred. However, there are caps on the pay. You will only receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage if the payment is not more than $675.00 per week. Being on workers’ comp  … Read more

The workers’ compensation adjuster just sent me a check for a disability rating. Does this mean my case is settled?

If you are paid a workers’ comp check for a disability rating, it does not mean your case is settled. When you receive workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia and/or you are being treated by a workers’ compensation doctor after a workplace injury, eventually you may reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). Once you reach MMI, your  … Read more

The VA gave me a 90% disability rating. Should I pursue 100%?

Veterans should pursue a 100% VA disability rating when they have a strong case and service connection. The VA assigns veterans a disability rating based on the severity of their service-connected condition. The rating is expressed as a percentage, representing how much the disability decreases the veteran’s health and ability to function. VA monthly disability  … Read more

Can You Lose Your VA Disability Benefits?

Wondering if you can lose your VA disability benefits? Generally speaking, disability benefits are available to disabled veterans as long as the veteran remains disabled. However, there are a few situations in which the VA may stop, or reduce, a veteran’s disability benefits. Veterans should be aware of whether the VA is properly withholding or  … Read more

What are VA Disability Benefits?

VA disability benefits are a monthly tax-free payment to veterans. They are paid to veterans who are determined by the VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. Veterans disability benefits are available for physical conditions, like a chronic illness or injury, and mental health  … Read more

Most Common VA Disabilities

Veterans often experience certain medical conditions as a result of military service that can cause permanent physical or mental health conditions. Many of these conditions qualify for VA disability pay under Veteran Benefits law. VA disability compensation offers a monthly tax-free payment to veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military. Veterans  … Read more

What is VA Disability Back Pay?

VA disability back pay is the money owed to a veteran from the effective date of their claim to the date they were granted benefits.  The VA uses the term retroactive benefits for back pay. It is a lump sum payment for benefits covering the period from the effective date of the claim until the  … Read more

Is Bladder Cancer a VA Disability?

Bladder cancer is a condition affecting many US veterans. Even though bladder cancer is not included on the list of presumptive disorders, veterans can still win claims for bladder cancer based on Agent Orange and herbicides. Just because a condition isn’t presumptive does not mean that it is impossible to show it was connected to  … Read more

If my job fires me because I was hurt at work, can I get workers’ comp? What about unemployment?

Can you be fired while on workers’ comp in Georgia? Although an employer in Georgia cannot fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim, they can fire you for any other reason while you are receiving workers’ comp benefits. That said, proving you were fired because of your workplace injury can be difficult, as many  … 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