Employee Responsibilities in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers' Compensation
Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Under the state’s workers’ compensation system, you can receive monetary compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses. Your employer is required by state and federal laws to carry this insurance coverage. They are also expected to follow a set number of rules imposed by the government so that they remain in compliance with workers’ compensation policies….

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What is a Catastrophic Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers' Compensation
Worker's Comp Claims

Most workers’ compensation in Georgia do not qualify for catastrophic claims. Non-catastrophic claims limit a worker to benefits for just 400 weeks from the date of the injury, but if the injury is devastating, the state has unique rules that apply. Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, specific injuries classify as catastrophic. If you qualify…

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What Constitutes a Catastrophic Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Workers' Compensation
Work Injury

Workers’ compensation claims are not always about an injury that will heal quickly. In fact, there are instances where these injuries are catastrophic. Because of this, there is a catastrophic workers’ compensation claim option. Catastrophic injuries are those that devastate the worker’s life, and they often include long-term, serious injuries that result from a serious…

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Four Points to Remember During an Independent Medical Examination

Workers' Compensation
Accident Report Forms

In Georgia, as is the case with many other states, an injured person may be required to undergo an “independent medical examination,” often referred to as an “IME.” Ordinarily, an appropriately qualified medical specialist who is not involved in the individual’s medical care performs the IME. In theory, this “independent” medical expert has two duties…

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