Foot and Ankle Injury Workers Compensation Settlements

Foot and ankle injuries can make it very difficult to return to work.  Primarily, they affect your ability to stand and walk.  Most jobs require you to do some amount of standing and walking. Even if you are able to stand and walk fine after your foot and ankle injury, you may find that more […]

Will 2017 Court Decisions Affect Your Workers Compensation Case?

When you get hurt at work, you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a workers compensation claim.  There are certain rules that will apply to determine whether you get workers compensation benefits or not. In Georgia, those rules get created in three ways: The Georgia legislature passes new workers compensation laws The Directors of […]

Will Workers Compensation Pay a Fair Settlement?

It can be difficult to make sure that the insurance company pays you a fair workers compensation settlement

If you were injured at work, a workers compensation settlement generally means that you receive some sort of lump sum payment.  But what is the amount of that lump sum payment and how does the insurance company determine it? This question is difficult.  Before trying to answer it, you first need to do at least […]

Affording a Good Workers Compensation Attorney

Many people want to hire a workers compensation attorney.  But, they have several concerns about hiring an attorney: Will they have enough money? Does the attorney charge by the hour to work on their case? Will they have to pay up front costs when they hire an attorney? I understand people’s concerns that hiring an […]

Returning to Work after a Workers Compensation Neck Injury

What do you do after you get medical treatment for your workers compensation neck injury? Can you go back to work? What if you have problems doing the job? These are good questions, and I get asked them a lot.  With good medical treatment, serious workers compensation injuries can get better.  But, you do not […]

What Are the Workers Compensation Doctor Rules?

Many people refer to the doctors who provide medical treatment for work injuries as workers compensation doctors.  Some people use the term “company doctors”. Georgia law gives injured workers the right to pick their doctor off the employer’s panel of physicians.  But, many injured workers get sent directly to a company doctor without getting offered […]

Do I Get a PPD Rating for a Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury?

Severe shoulder injuries often result in some amount of permanent impairment. PPD benefits are the way that Georgia workers compensation pays you for this permanent impairment.

A doctor may have talked to you about permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.  Or, you may have heard about PPD benefits from a friend. Regardless of how you learned about them, you probably have some questions about how PPD benefits work.  This article provides some information about PPD benefits generally but focuses more specifically on […]

Getting Medical Treatment for Workers Compensation Back Injuries

You need to understand your rights in order to get the medical treatment you need after a workers compensation back injury

Most people never expect that they would have to deal with a workers compensation back injury.  It can be very confusing when you are suddenly in pain and unable to do your job.  You may not know what your rights are. You want to make sure that you get good medical treatment to get better.  […]

Do I Get a Settlement for My Workers Compensation Knee Injury?

When you injure your knee doing your job, you will probably have a workers compensation case.  Most people know something about workers compensation.  They may know that it pays for medical treatment and some of their lost wages. Many people also have heard of workers compensation settlements.  But, a lot of people do not know […]

Meredith Thompson Admitted to Georgia State Bar

Meredith Thompson was sworn in as an attorney on November 13,  2017 by the Honorable Bill Hamrick at the Carroll County Courthouse.  She joined Perkins Studdard, LLC after she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Meredith will work on both the Workers’ Compensation and Veterans Disability teams at Perkins […]

How to File for Workers Compensation

If you suffer an injury at work, you need to know how to file a workers compensation claim to get benefits

Most people have heard of workers compensation.  You probably know that it cover you when you suffer an injury at work.  But, many people have questions about exactly how it works. Those questions really become important when you suffer an injury at work.  You need to file a workers compensation claim.  But, how do you […]

Light Duty Workers Compensation Jobs after a Shoulder Injury

Knowing the workers compensation rules in Georgia can help you make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you after your shoulder injury

All of us use our arms a lot.  You don’t think about it much, but you probably notice it when you injure your shoulder. I did not realize how much difficulty it caused to have a shoulder injury until l hurt my shoulder about 15 years ago.  A shoulder injury can make it difficult to […]

Foot and Ankle Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

Severe foot and ankle injuries may cause permanent impairment which may entitle you to permanent partial disability benefits

Most people spend a lot of time on their feet.  Most jobs require some amount of standing and walking.  Some jobs require you to be on your feet almost constantly. Because of this, serious feet and ankle injuries cause big problems for many people.  Often, these injuries occur as a result of falls, motor vehicle […]

Should I Settle My Workers Compensation Neck Injury Case?

Before settling your workers compensation case after a serious neck injury, make sure you understand what settlement is and the different factors you should consider

Many people have heard about workers compensation settlements.  But, they often do not understand exactly what settlement means or how it works. A serious neck injury can affect you for the rest of your life.  Some serious neck injuries that often occur at work are herniated discs or spinal fractures. There are other types of […]

What PPD Should I Get for a Back Injury?

Serious back injuries and back surgeries often result in some amount of permanent impairment.  Basically, this means that you do not have a full recovery. Permanent impairment could result from limited range of motion.  You might not be able to lift as much as you did before. Pain could potentially cause permanent impairment as well. PPD […]

Knee Injury Medical Treatment through Workers Compensation

Make sure you get proper medical treatment for your workers compensation knee injury so you can have a good recovery

Knee injuries can be some of the most difficult and frustrating workers’ compensation injuries.  They affect your ability to stand, walk, and squat. When you suffer a knee injury, getting good medical treatment is crucial.  Serious knee injuries may require surgery and other forms of medical treatment to help you recover. This article will discuss […]

How Back Injuries Cause Problems Returning to Work

Pain from a back injury often makes it difficult to return to physically demanding work

Many people experience lingering problems after workers compensation back injuries, even when they get good medical treatment.  In a workers compensation case, your treating doctor will likely consider your work status and restrictions at each medical appointment. Ongoing pain and other symptoms from back injuries can make it difficult for you to return to work. […]

Getting Physical Therapy Paid For By Workers Compensation

Physical therapy, or PT for short, is a fairly common treatment ordered by doctors.   Doctors prescribe physical therapy as medical treatment for many different types of injuries that occur at work. It is one of the most common types of medical treatment in a workers compensation claim.  Sometimes, your doctor will order physical therapy […]

What Is a Catastrophic Rehabilitation Supplier?

Catastrophic rehabilitation suppliers try to help seriously injured workers reach the least restrictive lifestyle possible

In most workers’ compensation cases people never even hear about catastrophic rehabilitation suppliers.  They only work in he most serious of workers’ compensation injuries where someone’s injury is designated as ‘catastrophic’. The part of Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation law that covers catastrophic designation is known as O.C.G.A. 34-9-200.1(g).  That law discusses six different types of injuries […]

Getting My Workers Compensation MRI Scheduled

Even when your authorized treating physician orders an MRI, you may have difficulty getting the workers compensation insurance company to approve it

Your doctor ordered an MRI to diagnose your injury.  But, the workers compensation insurance company has not authorized the MRI. So, you are stuck in limbo because you cannot get better until the doctor can get the test and diagnose your injury.  What do you? Unfortunately, I hear about these problems much more often than […]