Is Sitting Bad For You?

Extending sitting can increase risks of obesity, cancer, and other medical conditions

Staying healthy is important to all of us.  Many of us strive to eat healthier and exercise more.  It is a struggle to do that.  Our lives are often busy and our jobs can get in the way of healthy living. Enter Wally from the Dilbert comic strip.  Recently, Wally filed a workers’ compensation claim […]

Workers’ Compensation Burn Injuries

A woman gets treatment for a workers' compensation burn injury to her arm

The American Burn Association estimates that there are approximately 486,000 burn injuries per year that require medical treatment.  Approximately 40,000 of those require hospitalization.  Many of these injuries occur at as a result of chemicals, fire, or heat. What should I do if I am burned at work? The Mayo Clinic has some good tips […]

Amputations and Catastrophic Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Workers who suffer catastrophic amputations injuries need to know about their workers' compensation benefits

Georgia workers’ compensation law has two basic designations of injuries: Catastrophic injuries Noncatastrophic injuries Benefits of a catastrophic designation There is a big difference between the benefits available to injured workers depending on which type of injury they have.  For example, injured workers with noncatastrophic injuries will find that they have a limited period during […]

Does Noise Exposure at Work Cause Heart Disease?

A recent study shows a connection between hearing loss and heart disease

Most of us assume that exposure to loud noises is going to affect our hearing as we age.  Hopefully, we wear ear protection when we are exposed to loud noises to prevent hearing loss. Study shows connection between heart disease and high frequency hearing loss But hearing loss may not be the only risk associated […]

Workers Compensation Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee injuries sometimes require knee replacement surgery

Knee injuries at work can cause many difficulties.  These injuries often affect your ability to stand, walk, squat, climb, and lift.  These restrictions may prevent you from doing your job. After evaluating your knee injury, your doctor may recommend surgery.  Sometimes, this surgery may be a more minor surgery.  Other times, the doctor may determine […]

Construction Injuries – Workers’ Compensation

Many people suffer constructions injuries on job sites

Commercial and residential construction can be dangerous.  The work is physically demanding.  It is not unusal for employees working construction jobs to suffer injuries.  If you are injured doing construction work, there are several things that you need to know about Georgia workers’ compensation law. Does your employer have workers’ compensation insurance? This is the […]

Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?

A man has questions about filing a personal injury or workers' compensation case

Many firms have lawyers who practice personal injury or workers’ compensation but not both.  We are different.  Our attorneys have over sixty years’ combined experience actually handling personal injury claims and over sixty years’ combined experience actually handling worker’s compensation claims. So, why would this ever matter to you? Often, when someone is injured at […]

Proving Strokes Are Work Related

Getting a second opinion

Strokes are covered by Georgia workers’ compensation law, but there are special requirements for proving strokes are work related.  The 2015 Georgia Court of Appeals case Save-A-Lot Food Stores v. Amos discusses some of these special requirements.  In that particular case, the injured worker did not receive workers’ compensation benefits because he was unable to meet […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Georgia Workers Compensation Claims

Woman with leg pain from complex regional pain syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can be a confusing and frightening medical diagnosis.  CRPS can develop from relatively minor injuries.  However, when CRPS develops, these relatively minor injuries often become life changing. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome has been known by many names.  Many people still refer to CRPS as “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy” or “RSD” for short. […]

Depression and Anxiety from a Work Injury

Depressed man sitting on couch after workers' compensation injury

Injuries almost always cause pain.  Pain often makes people feel depressed.  Pain can also cause lack of sleep.  Lack of sleep can also cause depression. Many people take a lot of pride in the work they do.  Limitations from a serious injury can often keep you from doing your job.  A serious injury may also […]

Parking Lot Injuries at Work

Parking lot injuries at work

Many injuries happen in parking lots when an employee is starting or ending the work day.  As we mentioned in a previous post, the workers compensation law in Georgia covers injuries that arise out of and in the course of employment. When an injuries happens at the beginning or end of the work day, there […]

Heart Attacks and Strokes – Are They Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Man suffers heart attack at work

Heart attacks (otherwise known as myocardial infarctions) and strokes often happen at work. When they do, people often wonder if their jobs caused or contributed to the heart attack or stroke.  Heart attacks and strokes can be covered by workers’ compensation, but there are special rules under Georgia workers’ compensation law that apply to strokes and […]

Leg Injuries – Hips, Knees and Ankles

Many with leg injury rests leg on sofa arm

Leg injuries can be some of the most difficult and frustrating workers’ compensation injuries.  They affect your ability to stand, walk, and squat.  This article will discuss some of the specific issues associated with hip, knee, and ankle injuries.  Since it is not written by a doctor, it is not intended as medical advice.  Instead, […]

Common Arm Injuries At Work

Arm injuries

This is the second in a series of articles about common types of injuries that occur at work in Georgia.  The first article in this series discussed low back injuries.  This article will discuss some of the more common type of arm injuries that occur at work. It is important to understand that this information […]