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Available Worker’s Comp Benefits for Injured Workers in Georgia Published in Workers Compensation on April 1, 2019.

In Georgia, all employers comply with federal laws that require worker’s compensation insurance. Any employer who hires more than one worker purchases adequate coverage for all workers. If a worker is injured, the employer file an insurance claim to cover certain expenses for the worker. A denial of worker’s compensation benefits often leads to a legal claim to collect compensation.… READ MORE

Common Workplace Injuries Published in Personal Injury,Workers Compensation on February 11, 2019.

We have all heard the phrase, “just another day at the office.” The words imply routine and familiarity. Yet just as home, school, vacation or a trip to the supermarket offer their own set of perils, so too does work. Statistics demonstrate the frequency and likelihood of employees suffering injury–or worse–in the workplace. Physical disability and economic damages may follow.… READ MORE

Workplace Injuries – Your Future and Options Published in Workers Compensation on January 28, 2019.

  If you are hurt on the job, your employer could be responsible for ensuring that your injury is given proper medical attention and treatment. To begin the process, it is important to inform your workplace of the injury as close to the time of the incident as possible. This gives the employer a chance to assess and document the… READ MORE

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation for Pain and Suffering? Published in Workers Compensation on November 28, 2018.

  An injury can happen just about anywhere, even at work. It is for that very reason that there are laws in Macon, Georgia and elsewhere requiring that businesses that have five or more regular full-time employees carry workers’ compensation insurance. It serves as a two-fold benefit in protecting the employer from being sued and providing employees with compensation for… READ MORE

Can I sue for a slip and fall that happened at work? Published in slip and fall accidents,Workers Compensation on November 21, 2018.

If you slip and fall at work, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation provides accident insurance which can pay you a percent of your income, your medical bills, and your rehabilitation costs if you suffered an on the job accident. If you want to “sue” for a slip and fall accident that happened at work, you want to file… READ MORE

Benefits of Retaining an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Published in Workers Compensation on October 30, 2018.
How long can I claim Workers’ Compensation for? Published in Workers Compensation on October 25, 2018.

Getting hurt at work is very scary and traumatizing. Employers must purchase workers’ compensation insurance to provide benefits to employees who are hurt at work. The employee can apply for and receive these benefits, including wage replacement if they are approved by their employer. But, this does not always happen. Sometimes, employers do not approve the benefits and the employee… READ MORE

Why you should retain an experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Published in Workers Compensation on October 9, 2018.

People suffer injuries on the job all the time. However, most businesses that have five or more regular, full-time employees are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in case an employee sustains an on-the-job injury or illness. Although a legitimate injury should automatically qualify a worker for receiving workers’ comp benefits, there are times when, unfortunately, a person might… READ MORE

Can you get dismissed while on Workers’ Compensation? Published in Workers Compensation on September 25, 2018.

Workers’ compensation is seen by most employers and employees as a safety net administered in each state to provide support for workers unable to work because of an injury. By the first week of September in the state of South Carolina, the total Part B and E total medical bills paid had reached more than $272 hundred million in medical… READ MORE

Who can get Workers’ Compensation? Published in Workers Compensation on September 19, 2018.

Getting hurt at work creates a significant hardship on the employee and their family. It can have financial, physical, and emotional ramifications. You might not be able to work for a while, or maybe ever again. How are you going to support you and your family? You need protection. The Macon Workers Compensation lawyers of Nelson and Smith can help… READ MORE

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  • Available Worker’s Comp Benefits for Injured Workers in Georgia
    In Georgia, all employers comply with federal laws that require worker’s compensation insurance. Any employer who hires more than one worker purchases adequate coverage for all workers. If a worker is injured, the employer file an insurance claim to cover certain expenses for the worker. A denial of worker’s compensation benefits often leads to a […]
  • Which Parties are Accountable In Truck Accidents?
    Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year. When an accident involves a commercial trucking vehicle, these accidents are often quite serious due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A common question that accident victims may ask a Macon truck accident attorney is, “who can be held liable for a trucking […]
  • Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving?
    Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points […]
  • How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident
    In Georgia civil cases, which is the category under which a claim for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident falls, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the negligence of the at-fault driver, also known as the defendant, caused the accident. The post How To Prove Fault In A Car Accident appeared first on Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law.