Will the Doctor Determine My Permanent Partial Disability Rating?

Unfortunately, some serious injuries sometimes do not completely heal.  Even with good medical treatment, serious injuries often cause some amount of permanent impairment.  Sometimes this permanent impairment is reduced strength.  Other times it is reduced range of motion. Georgia’s workers compensation system considers permanent impairment from an injury when deciding what workers compensation benefits you […]

Can I Get a Workers Compensation Second Opinion?

Georgia workers compensation covers the medical treatment you need for your injury, but there are limits on what it covers.  One limit is that you cannot just pick any doctor you want to treat your injury.  Most of the time, you have to pick a doctor off a list maintained by your employer or get […]

How Can Workers Compensation Checks Stop?

Weekly workers compensation checks are one of the primary benefits provided by Georgia’s workers compensation law.  You can receive these checks for several different reasons: When your injury keeps you from working.  These checks are called temporary total disability benefits. If you are able to work but making less money because of your injury.  These […]

Do I Get a Penalty for Late Workers Compensation Checks?

If you are out of work as a result of an injury, it is very important that you receive your weekly checks on time.  You have bills that you need to pay.  Not receiving your checks on time can cause you to pay your bills late and result in late penalties. So what do you […]

Workers Compensation and Short Term Disability

Married couple reads a letter about short term disability benefits

Today, I want to talk to you about another benefit that’s out there for people when they’ve been disabled as a result of an injury, and that is short-term disability. The question that often gets asked which is whether someone who has a short-term disability insurance policy can receive short-term disability in addition to workers’ […]

Will I Get Fired if I Settle My Workers Compensation Case?

A man in a hardhat has sharp pain in his knee as he stands up while at work

People often have questions about what a workers compensation settlement is and how it affects them.  One way that a workers compensation can affect you is your employment. Many workers compensation settlements require injured workers to quit their jobs.  This article discusses whether you have to quit your job when you settle a Georgia workers […]

What is Workers Compensation?

We have all heard the term “workers compensation”.  But, what does that term really mean? What the term means may not have mattered to you much until you were forced into the workers compensation system after an injury at work.  But then, you find yourself dealing with workers compensation, and you probably have many different […]

Does the Insurance Company Pick My Case Manager?

The term case manager means different things to different people in a workers compensation case. Sometimes, insurance companies will refer to the adjuster or claims manager on your case as a case manager.  That person is not technically a nurse case manager. The adjuster or claim manager is the person who makes decision for the […]

What Can I Do If Workers Compensation Denies My Case?

The insurance company sends a letter denying your workers compensation case

Workers compensation was set up to pay benefits to you when you suffer an injury at work.  These benefits basically cover your medical costs plus time that you miss from work. Insurance companies do not always pay benefits when they should.  Sometimes, they deny part or all of your case. How does the workers compensation […]

How to Get Workers Compensation Surgery Approved

Doctor examines wrist of man who developed carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive work

After a serious injury, your doctor may say that you need surgery to have the best recovery.  Many people get frustrated because they run into a problem at this point when the workers compensation insurance company will not approve the surgery. If you find yourself in this situation, you probably have many questions: Does workers […]

How Delay Hurts Your Workers Compensation Case

You have probably heard the expression:  “Good things come to those who wait”.  Most of the time, that is good advice. But, it is not good advice when it comes to workers compensation.  When you have been injured or are disabled, waiting is almost never a good idea.  Here are some ways that wait and delay […]

When Do Workers Compensation PPD Checks Stop?

A man with a permanent impairment from a workers compensation injury has pain while standing up from sitting

Many people get a little confused when they start receiving permanent partial disability benefit (PPD) checks.  One of the main reasons for confusion is they do not understand why they are receiving these checks or how long they will last. Hopefully, this article will give you a better understanding of how long you will receive […]

How Do Workers Compensation Cases End?

Doctor examines knee brace of patient who has suffered an injury at work

How long will my workers compensation case take?  The answer to that question is not easy. It will likely depend on a number of different factors: Whether the insurance company denies your case or some of the benefits you should receive How severely you are injured What type of work you do Whether the insurance company […]

Does Workers Compensation Cover Depression?

Serious workers compensation injuries are life changing.  They cause pain.  They affect your ability to make a living.  It is not unusual that a serious work injury can cause you to need some treatment for depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition. Sometimes, you may develop a mental health condition without suffering a physical injury.  […]

Can I Get A Workers Compensation Second Opinion?

Getting good medical treatment is very important if you want to recover from a serious injury.  The Georgia workers’ compensation system provides a few ways to get evaluated by a different doctor in your workers compensation case.  Some of the ways you can do so are: Changing doctors on the panel of physicians Agreeing with […]

How Do I Choose a Workers Compensation Doctor?

When you get hurt, you need to see a good doctor.  We all know that medical treatment matters if you want to have a good recovery from a serious injury. Fortunately, medical treatment for your injury is one of the three primary benefits of Georgia’s workers compensation law.  Generally, you can get the treatment you […]

Does the Workers Compensation Insurance Company Control My Doctor's Appointments?

When you suffer a serious injury, you need good medical treatment to recover.  Because of this, the medical benefits provided under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law are some of the most important benefits in your workers’ compensation case. Of course, the ability to get the medical treatment you need is almost as important as the right […]

What Are the Workers Compensation Check Rules?

One of the primary Georgia workers compensation benefits is a weekly check when your injury keeps you out of work.  This check is known as temporary total disability benefits.  It is meant to replace a portion of your lost wages. You can also receive other types of weekly checks from the insurance company known as […]

What if I Get Injured on Workers Compensation Light Duty?

I often speak to people who have been placed on some sort of light duty work restrictions by their doctor after a workers compensation injury.  Some of the questions that people often have in this situation are: Does my company have to provide me with a job I can do? Do I have to accept […]

What Does a Panel of Physicians Look Like?

Your right to medical treatment is one of the most important benefits available to you under Georgia’s workers compensation law.  Medical treatment with good doctors should help ensure that you make the best possible recovery from your injury. So, many people want to know how they can treat with a good doctor in a workers […]