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4 Benefits of a Workers’ Compensation Settlement

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When I started practicing workers’ compensation law, one my firm’s senior partners gave me some sage advice. He said that the best workers’ compensation case is a settled case. In many instances, this is indeed true. What are the benefits of a workers’ compensation settlement? Lump sum settlements of workers’ compensation cases can be very beneficial to injured workers.  However, …

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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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8 Mistakes that Lead to Denial of Workers’ Compensation Claims and How to Avoid Them

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There is nothing more disheartening than getting injured on the job and not receiving workers’ compensation benefits for your care. When denials of claims happen, it is often due to one of these common workers’ compensation mistakes. You can avoid these mistakes with a little bit of knowledge. On-site Mistakes Waiting until Monday to report an accident that happened on …

Burn Injuries Suffered On-the-Job

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Burn injuries suffered on-the-job often occur in a split instance and are completely unexpected. Consequently, the injuries suffered can be catastrophic. A burn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by heat, or friction. Skin injuries due to ultraviolet radiation, radioactivity, electricity or chemicals, as well as respiratory damage resulting from smoke inhalation, are also considered to be burns. Short and long …