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 […]

Will Workers Compensation Pay My Lost Wages?

When you suffer a serious injury at work, it affects your life in many different ways.  One of the ways it often affects you is with your job.  Your injury and the limitations that result from it may keep you out of work. The Georgia workers compensation system was set up to provide certain types […]

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 […]

What Happens if I Settle My Workers Compensation Case?

Almost everyone has heard about workers compensation settlements.  Lawyer commercials on TV often talk about them.  But, most people do not have a complete understanding of what a settlement is. You need to understand the decision you are making in order to make a good decision.  Before settling your workers compensation case, it is a […]

What Workers Compensation Benefits Can I Receive While Working?

Georgia’s workers compensation rules confuse many people.  These rules become even more confusing when you go back to work after an injury. Do your workers compensation benefits just stop when you get back to work? Many people with injuries go back to work even though they still have limitations.  With serious injuries, these limitations can […]

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 […]

Can I Back Out of My Workers Compensation Settlement?

A man sitting on a couch review a letter about his workers compensation settlement

Most people have heard about workers compensation settlements.  They understand that settlement generally means payment of an amount of money to end a workers compensation case. But, many people do not understand the specific details of how settlements work.  One question that people often  wonder about is whether they can change their mind about a […]

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 […]

What is the Relationship between PPD Benefits and a Workers Compensation Settlement?

Permanent partial disability benefits are one of several types of benefits that are available in Georgia workers compensation cases.  Other common types of benefits include: Wage loss benefits (temporary total disability benefits and temporary partial disability benefits), and Medical benefits Many people have questions when they receive a permanent partial disability rating or start receiving […]

How Workers Compensation Insurance Companies Calculate Settlements?

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Most people have a general idea of what a workers compensation settlement is.  But, what many people do not understand is how to reach a settlement and what the amount of a settlement should be. How do you get a workers compensation settlement? Probably the most important part to understand about a workers compensation settlement […]

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 […]

Is the Amount of My Workers Compensation Check Correct?

The amount of your weekly workers compensation check is very important.  You rely on this check to pay your bills when you are out of work as a result of an injury.  You will want to make sure that the insurance company pays you the correct amount. How does the workers compensation insurance company decide […]

When Will Workers Compensation Start Paying Me?

A couple worries about medical bills after a workers compensation injury

Serious injuries often force people to miss work.  Sometimes, your injury may keep you from working for a week or two.  Other times, an injury can keep you out of work for months or years. When your injury is covered by workers compensation, the workers compensation insurance company pays you “lost wage” benefits when your […]

Must I Hire an Attorney to Settle a GA Workers Compensation Case?

A man wonders whether he has to hire an attorney to settle his workers compensation case

Many people have questions about workers compensation settlements.  The information that you receive about what a workers compensation settlement is and how it work can be confusing. I have written several articles that talk about workers compensation settlements to try to help provide information.  In this article, am going to address a question that I […]

Fired after a Workers Compensation Injury

Unfortunately, Georgia workers compensation law does not prohibit your employer from firing you.  So, many people face the situation where their employer fires them sometimes after they get hurt at work. Your employer may give you one of a few different reasons for firing you.  They might fire you go because you cannot do your […]

Workers Compensation Light Duty after an Ankle Injury

Many people get frustrated with foot and ankle injuries.  Serious injuries make it difficult to do many types of work. When an injury at work keeps you out of work or limits what you can earn, you may be entitled to workers compensation wage loss benefits.  These benefits are one of the three primary benefits […]

How Knee Injuries Cause Problems Returning to Work

A serious knee injury can make it difficult to return to work

When you have a serious workers compensation knee injury, the recovery after that injury can be difficult.  Often, you need surgery and extended physical therapy.  Your knee injury will likely severely limit what you can do while you recover. How do you deal with working while you are recovering from a knee injury? What should […]