Light Duty Jobs – A Change in the Law

Light Duty Jobs

When your doctor releases you to go back to work after a work injury, your employer may offer you a light duty job.  If you have been injured, you probably want to get better and go back to work as quickly as possible.  Sometimes, though, you may be asked to come back too soon or […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Forms WC-102 and WC-108

Form WC-102

In our past articles in this blog series on Georgia Workers’ Compensation forms, we have discussed a general overview of the forms, the forms that you are likely to receive at the beginning of your case, the forms you could receive when your employer is denying benefits, the forms that have to do with medical treatment, and the […]

Some Folks Are Just A Little Crazy

Last year, three members of the Perkins Studdard family, along with two of their spouses and other friends, decide to run the Dixie 200, a 200 mile team race from Atlanta to Birmingham.  Although most of the runners on the team had not even run a half marathon before, they persevered through cold, rain, and […]

Low Back Injuries at Work in Georgia

Back injury

This is the first in a series of blog articles about some of the most common types of workers’ compensation injuries in Georgia.  At the beginning, it is important to state that this series will not comprehensively cover every type of work injury.  However, it will attempt to provide some valuable information and direction regarding […]

Changes to Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Rule 104

Form WC-104

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation made a change in 2014 to Board Rule 104 that will help protect injured workers and benefit the workers’ compensation judicial system at the same time. What Rule 104 does Rule 104 allows an Employer/Insurer to complete a Form WC-104 giving an injured worker notice that his or […]

When Will My Temporary Total Disability Benefits Start?

The insurance company should pay temporary total disability benefits when you cannot work after an injury

One workers’ compensation benefit is temporary total disability or TTD benefits.  These are benefits for lost wages.  The insurance company pays they when you are unable to work because of your injury. Also, if you return to work but are making less money because of your injury, you receive benefits for your reduced earnings.  These […]

Determining the Correct TTD and PPD Benefit Amount in Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims

TTD amount

This is the second in a series of blog articles about wage loss payments (temporary total disability and temporary partial disability benefits) in Georgia Workers’ Compensation claims.  The first article in this series discussed what temporary total and temporary partial disability benefits are and when they are first paid in a workers’ compensation case. This […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Temporary Total Disability Payments

Getting Medical Treatment

One workers’ compensation benefit is temporary total disability or TTD benefits.  These are benefits for lost wages.  The insurance company pays they when you are unable to work because of your injury. Also, if you return to work but are making less money because of your injury, you receive benefits for your reduced earnings.  These […]

Does Permanent Partial Disability Benefit Payment End My Workers’ Compensation Case?

Signing disability benefits check

Our previous articles in this blog series on permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits in Georgia workers’ compensation cases provided a general overview of permanent partial disability benefits and discussed when these benefits are paid and for how long.  This article will discuss whether accepting permanent partial disability benefits settles your workers’ compensation case.  It will […]

When Will I Receive Permanent Partial Disability Benefits?

Our previous article in this blog series provided a general overview of what permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits are.  This article will discuss when you will start receiving PPD benefits.  It will also discuss how long you will receive them. When Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Start Before you can receive PPD benefits, you first have […]

How Long Will I Receive Permanent Partial Disability Benefits?

Consulting calendar about length of time for veterans appeal to be decided

This article discusses how long permanent partial disability benefits are paid in Georgia workers’ compensation claims depending on the percent and type of PPD rating you are given.  If you have not read our article on permanent partial disability benefits, we would recommend that you read that first. How Does the Body Part Rated Affect the […]

What Does A Permanent Partial Disability Rating Mean?

Arm injuries

We often get calls or e-mails from injured workers.  They have received a permanent partial disability benefits check in the mail paying them a lump sum of money after the doctor has given them an impairment rating.  They wonder why they are getting a check and what it is paying. Many of them have concerns […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Forms – Forms WC-104, WC-240, and WC-R1

Form WC-104

The The Georgia Workers’ Compensation system uses forms to provide information about your case.  You want to make sure you receive the benefits you should.  Understanding what these forms mean helps you do that. The insurance company files some forms that address your ability to return to work.  Those forms include Form WC-104, Form WC-240 […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law Changes – Medical Treatment

Neck pain

In 2013, a few changes were made to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.  One of these changes could drastically affect the ability of Georgians who are injured at work to receive the medical treatment they need for their injuries.  This change is a change in the language of O.C.G.A. §34-9-200 to provide that an insurance […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Forms – Medical Treatment – Forms WC-200, WC-205 and WC-207

Workers' compensation form WC-200

Insurance companies use many different forms in Georgia workers’ compensation claims.  The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation publishes these forms. Take a look at this article to get a general overview of workers’ compensation forms.  This article will focus on workers’ compensation forms that affect the medical treatment or testing you receive in your […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Forms – Form WC-2, WC-3, and WC-14

Workers compensation form WC-2

Georgia workers’ compensation law uses many different forms.  This article discusses three forms you may encounter when benefits are paid or denied in your case. Notice of Payment or Suspension of Benefits (Form WC-2) The Form WC-2 is a form that you are likely to receive in your case if your doctor disables you from […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Forms – WC-P1, WC-1, and WC-6

WC-P1 Panel of Physicians

This is the second in a series of articles addressing Georgia Workers’ Compensation forms.  If you have not read the first article in this series which gives a basic overview of Workers’ Compensation forms and what they do, we suggest that you start with that article.  This article will focus on Workers’ Compensation forms that […]

Social Security Disability and the Affordable Care Act

Travel into the future with me. For many years Mary worked as a waitress.  One day she slid in a spilled drink and fell, hitting her head, sustaining a brain injury that affects her short term memory and causes her to be fatigued after just an hour or two or trying to do anything.  Mary […]

What Are These Forms From The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation?

Workers compensation form WC-2

Many injured workers contact us with questions about documents they have received in the mail from the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  They wonder what these documents mean and what it has to do with their case.  In order to help address some of these questions, we have prepared this series of articles which […]