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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Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Devastating

Workers' Compensation
TBI

Savanah Work-Related TBI Attorney According to information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some 1.7 million persons in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. Unfortunately, more than 50,000 of these injuries result in death annually. TBIs require more than 275,000 hospitalizations each year, as well. While 75…

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An Important Concept in Georgia’s “Catastrophic” Injury Designation

Workers' Compensation
“Catastrophic” Injury Designation

Savanah, GA Catostrophic Injury Lawyer As noted elsewhere on the Clarke Nash web site, it can be vitally important to have one’s work-related injury (or condition) designated as “catastrophic” by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. Without such a designation, medical benefits and wage loss benefits are capped. The Important “Catch-All” Designation for Catastrophic…

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