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August, 2011:

Rise in injuries expected as kids head back to school

It may sound a bit unbelievable but we expect to see an increase in injuries as the summer comes to a close and kids go back to school. This results from (more…)

Job Fair August 23, 2011 – Crossroads Career Network

Crossroads Career Network in partnership with Georgia Dept. Of Labor – Gwinnett Career Center will be having their 7th Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (more…)

Injured at AirServ?

In Atlanta, many of our employees work the Hartsfield – Jackson International Airport.  Recently, we represented a client who worked for The AirServ Corporation.  AirServ provides cargo, cleaning, security, and ramp handling for the aviation industry.

In our case, an employee was responsible for cleaning the airplane cabins.  As (more…)

Death benefits and Foreign (Alien) Dependents

In the unfortunate and tragic death caused by a work accident, the deceased employee’s spouse or children may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  O.C.G.A. § 34-9-13.  There was an issue as to whether alien or foreign dependents were limited or excluded from these death benefits.  The Workers’ Compensation Act (prior to 1995) made an unlawful distinction (more…)

Money benefits in workers’ compensation claims

When an injured worker is not able to return back to work because of his or her work injury, the hurt employee may be deemed “totally disabled.”  Should this occur, the employee hurt at work may be entitled to money benefits under (more…)