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Will You Get Denied if You Filed a Past Workers’ Compensation Claim? Published in Workers Compensation on April 1, 2020.

The prospect of being unable to work due to injury can be frightening. Many people can get quickly overwhelmed when trying to navigate the worker’s compensation process while worried about paying their bills and supporting their families. If you’ve had a prior workers’ compensation claim, you may be familiar with how the process works, but may be worried about whether… READ MORE

Suffering Serious Burn Injuries On the Job Published in Workers Compensation on March 31, 2020.

Burn injuries suffered at work are more common than you might think. A serious burn injury can leave you unable to work for weeks, months, or possibly even years. In addition to treatment and recovery, you will also need to figure out how to replace your lost income and get compensation for your medical expenses. The challenges are numerous and… READ MORE

Workers’ Compensation after Workplace Violence Published in Workers Compensation on March 17, 2020.

Workplace violence poses a serious threat to many members of the workforce across the country. From a simple assault to gun violence, the injuries employees suffer can leave them unable to pay their bills or support their families. If you’re the victim of workplace violence, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.  At Nelson &… READ MORE

What does “Maximum Medical Improvement” Mean in Your Workers’ Compensation Case? Published in Workers Compensation on March 9, 2020.

Workers’ compensation is provided by employers intended to pay benefits to employees injured at work, regardless of who was at fault. If you’ve been injured and unable to work, workers’ compensation can cover your lost income and pay your medical expenses. Unfortunately, the process can be somewhat complicated and difficult to understand.  At Nelson & Smith, Attorneys at Law, our… READ MORE

The Risks of Working in a Road Construction Zone Published in Workers Compensation on March 3, 2020.

Construction work is notoriously dangerous work – wherever it takes place. When the construction work is road construction, it can increase the risk of certain accidents and injuries. When you think about working alongside traffic, it’s not difficult to imagine exactly how dangerous that work can be. If you’ve been injured while working on road construction, you need the professional… READ MORE

Electrical Injuries on the Job Published in Workers Compensation on February 17, 2020.

While any injury sustained on the job can be serious, electrical injuries are among the most painful and severe injuries that an employee can sustain. Further, while an electrical injury can occur in the course of nearly any kind of work, they are most common on construction sites, which are rife with heavy equipment, machinery, and an abundance of electrical… READ MORE

Jobs that Can Result in Serious Back Injuries Published in Workers Compensation on February 4, 2020.

As much as you may enjoy your job, it’s important to recognize that it can also be physically hard on you. In fact, some types of work are especially hard on our backs. Understanding the risk involved can help you avoid being injured on the job. If you do sustain a back injury at work, consult with an experienced Macon… READ MORE

What is the average settlement for a work related back injury? Published in Workers Compensation on February 1, 2020.

There is no real average for work-related back injury claim settlements, as each case depends on several factors when benefits are calculated. Back injuries are probably the most common type of serious work-related injury, largely because they can occur as the result of an isolated accident and develop over time from physically demanding job responsibilities. One component that back injury… READ MORE

Overtime Hours Can Lead to Accidents Published in Workers Compensation on January 21, 2020.

Most of us work about 40 hours a week for a reason – because it’s safer and more productive to do so. Putting in lots of overtime can lead to dangerous accidents on the job. If you’re expected to put in extra hours at work, it’s important to recognize that it can be more harmful than it is beneficial. If… READ MORE

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

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  • Will You Get Denied if You Filed a Past Workers’ Compensation Claim?
    The prospect of being unable to work due to injury can be frightening. Many people can get quickly overwhelmed when trying to navigate the worker’s compensation process while worried about paying their bills and supporting their families. If you’ve had a prior workers’ compensation claim, you may be familiar with how the process works, but […]
  • Suffering Serious Burn Injuries On the Job
    Burn injuries suffered at work are more common than you might think. A serious burn injury can leave you unable to work for weeks, months, or possibly even years. In addition to treatment and recovery, you will also need to figure out how to replace your lost income and get compensation for your medical expenses. […]
  • Workers’ Compensation after Workplace Violence
    Workplace violence poses a serious threat to many members of the workforce across the country. From a simple assault to gun violence, the injuries employees suffer can leave them unable to pay their bills or support their families. If you’re the victim of workplace violence, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to […]
  • What does “Maximum Medical Improvement” Mean in Your Workers’ Compensation Case?
    Workers’ compensation is provided by employers intended to pay benefits to employees injured at work, regardless of who was at fault. If you’ve been injured and unable to work, workers’ compensation can cover your lost income and pay your medical expenses. Unfortunately, the process can be somewhat complicated and difficult to understand.  At Nelson & […]