If you were at work and on the clock/doing something for the benefit of your employer at the time of the injury, you are entitled to a worker's compensation claim. The injury does not have to be the employer "fault"; instead, it merely needs to occur while you are working. These...Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Attorneys here can't reach out to you to offer their services or recommend other attorneys. The format here is limited to brief questions and answers. There are sites out there that function as attorney...Read more »
They are requiring unvaccinated employees to use vacation / PTO & paying vaccinated employees without having to use their PTO / Vacation time. Keep in mind that the quarantine rules are the same regardless of vaccination status, 5 days for exposure and 10 days for a positive Covid test.
Wage and hour laws only require your employer to pay you for time that you are working. Since employers are not required to offer pay for non-work hours, the above policy, while unfair, is permissible.
I got ran over by a garbage truck on December 11 2019 while working. I hired a worker’s compensation lawyer. I had to quit my job because of my living condition. I had no family members where I was living at so I moved. Workers compensation felt like I wasn’t entitled to any financial benefits... Read more »
Probably not; this was a judgment call by your attorney using the facts as presented at that time. Also, comp is a "no fault" system, and the driver's being high isn't relevant (assuming the driver was a co-worker and not a 3rd party).
Your lawyer has more influence over your return to work than you might imagine, but less than you might want. The person who has the most control over whether you return to work is your authorized treating doctor ("ATP"). However, a good local attorney has a lot of relationships with...Read more »
Was told I had permanent nerve damage. Muscle re-tore at work in 2019. Last spring (21)Was told nothing can be done. I have received no reports on medical closure, but just got a check of $19,650. The statement stated 20% for 45 weeks for partial permanent disability. This does not sound correct... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear that you got hurt at work, and even more sorry that it's a permanent injury. From your description, it sounds like you have at least one accepted workers' compensation claim. Work comp claims typically involve three kinds of benefits (think of it as three buckets...Read more »
I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently. I got an email today stating that my job was taking action to bring my termination request up at the next board meeting due to not returning to my job within the school system. I have... Read more »
You should follow your employer's instruction to call them if they have requested you do so. You should explain that your medical absence has been approved by the Director and provide your estimated return to work date. Additional information is needed to analyze whether you would have a...Read more »
Most of the time, yes! There are basically two kinds of work accident claims: accepted and denied claims. If your claim was accepted, and the medical care is also accepted, then your medical bills with authorized doctors (i.e. the company's doctors) must be paid by work comp. That said, the...Read more »
Under OCGA 34-9-221(f), every calendar day is counted. So weekends are included. However, 34-9-221 is not the only statute that determines payment deadlines in workers' compensation, or whether any payment is due at all. If you are hurt badly enough to be out of work for more than 2 weeks,...Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in such settings, the workers' comp carrier should pick up any costs of medical expenses or lost wages. If there was something that gave the worker cause for a third-party claim, that could...Read more »
My claim was approved in Oct, I have since recovered and am back at work. Bills continue to come in despite the notification I gave them a month ago, they have still not paid the med bills. It is now in collection agency hands. My claim was approved and they have not done what they said they would... Read more »
If you have an accepted claim, your adjuster should be able to confirm payment. If that isn’t working, you can submit the bills to be paid but the format of the bills must be correct and the medical records should be attached. Retaining a Worker’s Compensation law firm can also help with issues...Read more »
In Georgia, malice murder carries life in custody and can be either with or without parole. If you are sentenced to life with parole, you must serve 30 years in custody before you can be considered for parole. If you are sentenced to life without parole, you will never be considered for parole.
We would need more info to determine if you are entitled to workers comp, including payment of medical bills. But yes, in general, the incident you described would fall under workers comp. To get your claim started, talk to your boss. To get all your options and all the compensation the law allows...Read more »
Yes. Although taking that action may lower your chances of getting a settlement agreement. A mediation is just a negotiation. Consult and experience Worker’s Compensation attorney to come up with the best strategy for your settlement negotiation.
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