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January, 2011:

Airline Employee Injured on the Job

Airline workers such as Delta employees, Airtran workers, and baggage handlers for both airlines are generally covered under workers’ compensation. If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to immediate medical treatment. It is important to report the injury to your supervisor and accurately explain how the injury happened as a part of your job. There is a chance that your employer may require a drug screen. While the Employer has pre-selected a list of doctors you may treat with, you have the power to select your physician. If you are missing time from work, you may also be entitled (more…)

Workers’ Comp (Compensation) Prescriptions

According to a study published by the NCCI, the volume of prescription drugs dispensed by workers’ comp physicians to injured workers has risen sharply in recent years. It appears that Georgia workers’ comp physicians are amongst the highest dispensing in the country. Interestingly, Oxycontin has become the top (more…)

Have you been injured while working as a Nurse in Georgia?

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study showed that registered nurses, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants  experienced more musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries than any other profession.  This study supported that 12 percent of nurses in a hospital setting suffer these injuries.  Moreover, 17.3 percent of nurses in a nursing home setting experience these work-related injuries.  This should not be surprising as nurses are often responsible for the physical care of the patients.

If the injury occurred while the nurse was in the course of his or her employment, he or she is entitled to medical care and weekly compensation if work time is missed. It is important to report the injury immediately and begin (more…)

Injured While Working on a Constrution Site in Georgia?

Many work place accidents occur at the construction sites in Atlanta as well as any other Georgia city or town .  It is important to understand that these injuries are not “just part of the job”.   These injuries must be reported appropriately and these workers should receive quality medical treatment.  Many construction employees feel irritated, frustrated, or overwhelmed by the workers’ compensation process.  Employers may even (more…)

Workers Injured During Georgia’s Ice Storm

During the first winter snow storm of 2011, the City of Atlanta and the surrounding counties were paralyzed by the resulting ice.  While there were generally warnings to stay off the roads, many workers were required to return to work.  According to the local news, many workers suffered “slip and fall” injuries (more…)

Workers Compensation Weekly Disability Benefits and Direct Deposit

Generally, if an employee sustains an on-the-job injury resulting in total disability, he or she is entitled to temporary total disability benefits (TTD) under O.C.G.A. § 34-9-261. The calculation of these benefits are determined (more…)