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Tree Removal: a Leading Cause of On-The-Job Injuries

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Spring storms in Georgia often mean downed trees and power lines.  We depend on professionals to take care of these problems, both before and after they fall.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 200 fatal injuries and thousands of injuries from tree removal on average every year in the United States. These statistics make tree removal …

Do You Have Health Insurance?

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President Biden Reopens ‘Open Enrollment’ In a time when healthcare is so vital, the Biden administration has extended the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare). The deadline is now May 15th. Health insurance is important not only during and post worker’s compensation settlement but also for everyday quality of life. Unfortunately, many clients …

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How Are Wages Calculated for Workers’ Compensation?

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In Georgia, workers’ compensation wages are calculated based on state law. In simplest terms, your benefit payment will be the average of your weekly salary over a 13-week period. The law clearly states how the weekly benefit rate is calculated.  There are two terms that are important to define when discussing weekly benefits in workers’ compensation claims.  AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE …

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Victory for Heather Froy!

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Mr. Smith was awarded all of his past due income benefits plus penalties as well as medical care for both his left foot and low back. Ms. Froy prevailed on all aspects of this case and her client received the medical treatment and weekly benefits that he so justly deserved!

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Georgia Work Injuries Increase During The Summer Months

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Most Georgia workers who are injured during the summer, or at any time of year, are eligible for workers’ compensation. Part-time workers, including seasonal and temporary workers, are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits just like full-time employees.

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What is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

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If you call an attorney on this phone and he or she gives you an immediate answer about the value of your case, you should be wary. The value of every case is dramatically different, even when it appears on the surface that two people have suffered the same type of injury.

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Small Construction Companies Have Higher Number of Fatal Work Accidents

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Regardless of a construction company’s size, cutting corners to save time and money puts workers in danger of being seriously hurt. If you are one of those injured workers in Georgia, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This means that your medical expenses and partial lost wages would be covered while you’re unable to work.