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
How do I pick the right workers’ compensation doctor from my employer’s panel of physicians? This video will help:
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Every states’ rules regarding how medical care is delivered after a workplace injury are different, but here’s how you change doctors if you’re getting workers’ comp benefits in Georgia:
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
A vlog about how to proceed after a workplace injury.
I have a couple current clients who suffered severe burns as part of their injuries at work. One has 4th degree burns after being run over by a taxi cab (from the continued rotating tire against her skin); the other has 3rd degree burns after a boiling water mishap in the company kitchen. Both, as … Read more
For the past few weeks, I’ve been negotiating back and forth with an insurance defense attorney at an Atlanta firm about my client’s potential workers’ compensation settlement. An arthroscopic surgery has been prescribed. My client wants to get the treatment; the insurer doesn’t want to pay for it, even though the claim is accepted. After … Read more
Jack Smiley of Smiley Plaster Co. can attest that ignorance, or the appearance thereof, is not necessarily bliss. In September 2013, a 42-year-old worker fell to his death while applying stucco to a pre-existing building on the campus of East Georgia State in Swainsboro. After conducting a thorough investigation of the fatality, the Occupational Health … Read more
On February 20, 2014, second assistant camerawoman Sarah Jones and the film crew of Midnight Rider, an upcoming indie film, were setting up equipment on a narrow trestle. The scene was set to be shot on live train tracks in Wayne County, Georgia, and the crew had been told that in the event that a … Read more