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Workers’ Compensation for Commercial Drivers Published in truck accident,Workers Compensation on December 30, 2019.

Driving a truck – or another kind of commercial vehicle – is among the most dangerous jobs out there. Commercial trucks are massive machines that travel our highways and byways, and truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous. Further, commercial truckers often put in long, sedentary hours – with mandatory wait times attached. Commercial drivers are also responsible for checking their rigs,… READ MORE

Does Working Overtime Increase the Risks of Job-Related Injuries? Published in Workers Compensation on December 16, 2019.

The standard workday in the United States is eight hours, and this standard was created for some very good reasons that include employee health and safety. Many companies ask their staff to put in extra hours – known as overtime – and both employers and employees can benefit from this approach.  Employees are generally paid higher wages for the overtime… READ MORE

Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim Published in Workers Compensation on November 26, 2019.

If you have suffered an injury or illness while you were at your job and while you were working in the course of your employment, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In some instances, however, employers and their insurance companies deny these benefits for workers’ compensation. For example, your employer might allege that you were acting outside the… READ MORE

Head Injuries from Workplace Accidents Published in Workers Compensation on October 21, 2019.

Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are not uncommon in the workplace, and they are often extremely serious. Head injuries are generally caused by impacts to the head that are often precipitated by falling objects, but slip and fall accidents, blunt force trauma, machinery accidents, on-the-job driving accidents, and more can all lead to these serious injuries. While… READ MORE

How to Deal with a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim Published in Workers Compensation on September 17, 2019.

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you’ve not only had a frightening, painful experience but you also face uncertainty regarding your ability to continue earning your livelihood. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, it can leave you feeling hopeless, but that’s not the end of the story – your rights matter. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied,… READ MORE

How to Deal with a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim Published in Workers Compensation on September 9, 2019.

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you’ve not only had a frightening, painful experience but you also face uncertainty regarding your ability to continue earning your livelihood. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, it can leave you feeling hopeless, but that’s not the end of the story – your rights matter. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied,… READ MORE

What to Do After a Workplace Injury Published in Workers Compensation on August 5, 2019.

Regardless of what kind of work you do, workplace injuries happen, and the workers’ compensation protocol is the same regardless of the field in which you are employed. Understanding the basic procedures can help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled in a timely manner. Workers’ compensation claims, however, are often complicated, so If you’ve been… READ MORE

Industries with Significant Risks of Fall Accidents Published in Uncategorized,Workers Compensation on July 9, 2019.

There is no good place to experience a serious accident, but incurring an injury at work can lead to some significant challenges. Working through the workers’ compensation claims process in Macon, Georgia, can be complicated and confusing. Depending on your employer, many companies will fight to reduce the compensation you’re awarded in order to keep their costs down. This can… READ MORE

Injuries Associated with Explosions Published in Workers Compensation on June 25, 2019.

Explosion accidents that occur on the job in Georgia are unfortunately all too common. Some workers, depending upon where they work, are more at risk than others. Workers who are most at risk for suffering injuries in an explosion accident include mine workers, gas and oil workers, power plant workers, underground cable and sewer repair workers, and paint factory workers.… READ MORE

What is the Process for a Workers’ Compensation Case in Macon? Published in Workers Compensation on June 4, 2019.

Injuries sustained while a worker is on the job can be sudden and painful. Fortunately, there is a mechanism in place by which injured workers can pursue compensation for those injuries from their employers. This process is known as workers’ compensation. When you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation could act as your safety net, allowing you to continue… READ MORE

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  • Workers’ Compensation for Commercial Drivers
    Driving a truck – or another kind of commercial vehicle – is among the most dangerous jobs out there. Commercial trucks are massive machines that travel our highways and byways, and truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous. Further, commercial truckers often put in long, sedentary hours – with mandatory wait times attached. Commercial drivers are also […]
  • Does Working Overtime Increase the Risks of Job-Related Injuries?
    The standard workday in the United States is eight hours, and this standard was created for some very good reasons that include employee health and safety. Many companies ask their staff to put in extra hours – known as overtime – and both employers and employees can benefit from this approach.  Employees are generally paid […]