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February, 2011:

What does “full duty” or “normal duty” mean?

This is a magical term of art, science, and law. In the Georgia workers’ compensation realm, this medical certification functionally translates to the injured worker having no physical limitations related to any work injury. Generally taken, your Employer will assert that you are able to work with your normal job as if (more…)

Bryan C. Ramos, 2011 Super Lawyers Rising Star, Georgia

Congratulations to Bryan Ramos who has been named as a Super Lawyers® 2011 Georgia Rising Star.

Attacked by a customer, client or patient

Workplace violence appears to be occurring more and more each day. According to OSHA, workplace homicides are the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) determined that there were 521 workplace homicides in the preliminary count of 2009 in the United States.

If a worker is attacked by a customer, the resulting injuries should be covered under workers’ compensation. The State Board of Workers’ Compensation will ask whether (more…)

Valentine’s Day brings joy to most but can mean injury for others

Thousands of people will be rushing to their favorite romantic restaurant this week for Valentine’s Day. In preparing for these meals, restaurant workers will be working very hard and have a greater likelihood of being injured. The (more…)

Hurt While Working at Coca-Cola or in the Beverage Industry?

Coca-Cola (commonly known as “Coke”) is one of the world’s largest beverage companies. It is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and has several hundred employees. As such, Coke employees are generally covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Over the years, our firm has had the privilege of representing Coke employees and helping them secure their weekly income and medical benefits. In our experience, workers at Coke suffer injuries similar (more…)

Bryan Ramos Named on the Board of Directors of PACCGA

Bryan Ramos, managing partner at the Ramos Law Firm, has been named to the Board of Directors for The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.  The 2011 Board was inducted on (more…)

Occupational Deaths: What Happens if a Worker Dies On The Job?

In the event of a compensable injury that results in the death of an employee, the employer is responsible for burial expenses (not to exceed $7,500). If the Employee has “dependents” who are completely dependent upon the employee’s wages for support at the time of the injury, those dependents are eligible for compensation. This is true whether (more…)