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Got compensation? What you need to know when you’re still waiting on your workers’ comp check

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 [...]

Got compensation? What you need to know when you’re still waiting on your workers’ comp check 2019-11-15T04:08:31+00:00

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, [...]

Georgia workers’ compensation amendment increases disability and death benefits for injured workers and families 2019-07-09T04:41:58+00:00

Something to sink your teeth into: Mouth trauma and the workers’ compensation dental claim

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% [...]

Something to sink your teeth into: Mouth trauma and the workers’ compensation dental claim 2019-07-09T04:54:23+00:00

We’ve updated our website and we’re excited to introduce our new features

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 [...]

We’ve updated our website and we’re excited to introduce our new features 2019-07-09T04:59:18+00:00

Controversial government rollback threatens workers’ comp injury data

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, [...]

Controversial government rollback threatens workers’ comp injury data 2019-07-09T05:02:48+00:00

Proper Documentation Could Be the Key to Ensuring Your Workers’ Comp Claim is Approved

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 [...]

Proper Documentation Could Be the Key to Ensuring Your Workers’ Comp Claim is Approved 2019-07-09T05:06:51+00:00

What To Do If The Insurance Doctor Says Your Injury Is Not Work Related

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 [...]

What To Do If The Insurance Doctor Says Your Injury Is Not Work Related 2017-11-10T16:36:45+00:00

Am I eligible for workers’ compensation?

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 [...]

Am I eligible for workers’ compensation? 2017-11-10T16:36:45+00:00

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 [...]

Should the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Be Paying Me Temporary Partial Disability Benefits? 2017-07-13T03:16:21+00:00