Do you know your rights as an injured worker in the state of Georgia? No one plans to get hurt on the job. Sudden injuries can be debilitating, life-altering, career-threatening, and even catastrophic. The uncertainty of job security and being able to work in the only industry you know, exasperated by the decrease [...]
Georgia workers’ compensation amendment increases disability and death benefits for injured workers and families
Effective July 1, 2019, SB 135, signed by Governor Brian Kemp, amends state law related to workers' compensation for total disability, temporary partial disability, and compensation for death. Modified provisions related to workers’ compensation administration and benefits include: Expansion of allowances to 400-week maximum period cap For non-catastrophic injuries arising on or after July 1, [...]
Fractures and sprains, loss of limbs, knee and back injuries-these are common impairments that come to mind when we think of workplace injuries. Mouth trauma is a smaller, rarely imagined category of workplace injuries that affect less than 1% of injured workers annually. As rare as hen's teeth: Dental trauma accounts for less than 1% [...]
Benzo Law is pleased to announce the launch of our new website features just in time to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day. Our new features include updated staff bios and video testimonials from injured workers across the state of Georgia. These staff bios and video testimonials provide a clear message of who we are, and how hard we [...]
Public health researchers worry accurate worker safety, injury and health data could be in jeopardy due in part to a deregulation pushed through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the leadership of the Trump administration. While history will forever remember January 25, 2019 as day 35 of the longest U.S government shutdown in history, [...]
Documentation is the most important aspect of the workers' compensation filing process, yet it is the least mentioned outside of filing the initial paperwork. Most workers' comp claims are denied for the following reasons: Document your work injury from start to finish. Improper documentation Injury didn't occur on the job Injury was aggravated [...]
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If you have been hurt at work, your employer should help pay for the treatment of your injury with worker’s compensation. In order to receive worker’s compensation, you will need your doctor to verify that your injury was caused by work. This should be easy, but sometimes workers find that doctors seem reluctant to provide [...]
Workers’ Compensation Eligibility Workers’ compensation is a benefit put in place to provide for workers who have suffered injury or illness because of their job. Most companies are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in place to help cover any medical expenses that relate to an injury in the workplace. If you have been injured [...]
Should the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Be Paying Me Temporary Partial Disability Benefits?
Once you return to a less paying job after an accident, you should still receive temporary partial disability benefits. However, there are certain situations where men and women do not get these disability benefits. Whether someone gets their benefits is dependent on the type of situation he or she are experiencing. When You Should Receive [...]