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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

The Most Common Injuries at Work Published in Workers Compensation on May 27, 2019.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured in a workplace accident every 7 seconds. In many cases, these injuries occur in completely preventable accidents and leave victims with significant medical expenses, an inability to work, and lingering medical problems that can affect them for months or even years. Here are some of the most common injuries… READ MORE

Risks For Warehouse Workers Published in Infographics,Workers Compensation on May 6, 2019.

Our Macon workers compensation attorneys work with those who have been exposed to some of the most common warehouse risks.

The Hazards Warehouse Workers Face on the Job Published in Workers Compensation on April 23, 2019.

Anybody who has ever worked in a warehouse knows how hazardous it can be to your health. In just seconds you can be pinned under a palette, caught in equipment, or exposed to dangerous chemicals. It is incumbent upon owners to ensure that workers are safe and understand how to protect themselves from potentially dangerous situations. Macon workers compensation attorneys… READ MORE

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

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