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Can I Sue My Employer for Work Injury Damages?

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

The Georgia workers’ compensation system allows injured employees to collect benefits when they are hurt on the job, and protects employers from liability for damages. The law, as written, does not allow workers to sue their employer for work injuries.  While the law does allow an injured employee to collect benefits for lost wages… Read More »

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Firefighters Battle for Workers’ Comp in Georgia

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

Some states, like New Hampshire, have generous and presumptive workers’ comp coverage for first responders. In this case, the word presumptive means that if a first responder gets PTSD on the job, the state will presume that the illness was caused by the first responder’s dangerous work, and the illness will be covered under… Read More »

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Does Georgia Workers’ Compensation Cover Off-Site Work Injuries?

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

The state of Georgia’s workers’ compensation system provides benefits to victims of injuries that occurred while performing their job. Workers’ compensation was created strictly to cover the expenses related to work-related injuries, but it is not limited only to injuries at a place of work — even if an employee was not present at… Read More »

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Non-Medical Expenses Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Georgia

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

The baseline purpose of workers’ compensation insurance is to cover the expenses that employees incur in the event of an on-the-job injury. Many people believe workers’ compensation benefits are limited strictly to medical costs, but this is not the case in the state of Georgia. With a successful workers’ compensation claim, handled by a… Read More »

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4 Questions for Your Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

Dealing with a workers’ compensation issue is rarely simple, which is why it’s so important to work with an attorney who makes the ordeal simpler, not more challenging. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, make sure you choose a skilled, knowledgeable, trustworthy attorney to work with. As you prepare for your meeting with… Read More »

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5 Common Reasons Why Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

If you have suffered an injury on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. However, employers and their insurance companies will look for any potential reason to deny your claim—even if it is legitimate. The following are the most common reasons why your workers’ compensation claim was denied: Your injury isn’t work… Read More »

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Am I Eligible to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim & Personal Injury Lawsuit?

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

If you have been injured while performing workplace duties, you may be wondering if you should file a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit? In most cases, you will only have to file a workers’ compensation claim. Even if your employer’s or coworkers’ negligent actions resulted in your injury, Georgia laws ensure all… Read More »

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What Kind of Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

Depending on the nature of your job, you may be susceptible to certain accidents or injuries as you work. While employers are legally required to ensure your safety while on the job, this isn’t always the case as mistakes can easily happen, leaving the victim severely injured and unable to work. Workers’ compensation is… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired for Getting Injured at Work?

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

Workplace injuries are extremely common and despite the option to file for workers’ compensation, many employees fear harassment or intimidation from their employers for doing so. Unfortunately, the state of Georgia does not protect workers against potential retaliation from their employers following a workers’ compensation filing. However, this does not mean all hope is… Read More »

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Long, Late Hours Lead to Injuries at Work

By Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin |

Some research has likened drowsy driving to the dangers of drunk driving — but what about drowsy working? If you work one of the more dangerous jobs in Georgia, such as within the construction, oil, production or welding industries, you may be all too familiar with the dangers of the night shift. The dangers… Read More »

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