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Are Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability Benefits Available to me if I Have a Workers’ Comp Case?

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We are often asked by our clients if they can collect Short Term or Long Term Disability benefits at the same time as they are receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an accident on the job. First of all, in order to receive either Short or Long Term Disability benefits, you need to find out if you have this coverage under …

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Breaking News: Increase in Weekly Compensation Rate for Georgia’s  Injured Workers Effective July 1, 2023

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Injured workers in Georgia who are unable to work are entitled to receive non-taxable weekly workers’ compensation benefits that are 2/3 of their pre-injury average weekly wage. Currently, the cap on these weekly benefits (known as temporary total disability benefits or TTD))  is $725.00. However, the 2023 Georgia Legislative session has just ended and we are happy to share some …

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How do Impairment Ratings get Assigned After Knee Surgery?

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If you suffer a serious workers’ compensation knee injury, your doctor may recommend knee surgery.  Even after you have knee surgery, you may still have some permanent limitations as a result of your injury. In Georgia and many other states, workers’ compensation pays you some benefits when you have a permanent impairment due to your injury. Unfortunately, there is no …

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High Risk of Injury for Warehouse Workers

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Statistically, we have found that five out of every 100 warehouse workers in the United States can expect to suffer an injury. This is almost two times the average nationally for any industry. 15% of all accidental deaths take place when people work in a warehouse, and 25% of all injuries nationwide occurred to warehouse workers. You’re eight times more likely to suffer a back injury if you work in a warehouse than in another environment.

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What You Need to Know Before Giving a Successful Deposition in a Workers’ Compensation Case

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Successful deposition testimony can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case! Many times, after a successful deposition, a workers’ compensation case does not go to court. The case may settle or the case may be accepted as compensable which means that the insurance company will start paying your income benefits and provide you with medical treatment for your injuries.

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The Key to a Successful Return to Work After a Work-Related Injury

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Many of our clients suffer Catastrophic work-related injuries and are not able to return to work. However, we also represent injured workers who may be able to return to light-duty positions that do not match their pre-injury jobs. We know this can be a frightening situation, but we also believe that when one door closes, another better door can open. Particularly …

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New Advances in Hip Replacement

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As modern medicine advances, the advances in hip replacement surgery has taken center stage.  We recently attended the Resurgens Work Link Summit where both traditional and robotic approaches were discussed by two of Atlanta’s leading joint replacement surgeons, Dr. Freddy Achecar and Dr. Charles Claps.  During the presentation, both physicians discussed the idea of arthritis resulting in destruction of the …

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What You Need to Know Before Going to a Functional Capacity Evaluation “FCE”

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Why are you being referred for an FCE? As you approach maximum medical improvement from your work-related injury, your authorized treating physician may order a Functional Capacity Evaluation or “FCE”.  The purpose of the FCE is to determine what your physical abilities and limitations are.  Your treating physician needs to ultimately make an assessment regarding whether you can return to your pre-injury …