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Disabled Employee's RN Wife Entitled to Additional Pay for Nursing Services

shutterstock_477151726-300x200.jpgAn injured worker in an Atlanta workers' compensation case may be entitled to several types of benefits, including paid medical care. Of course, what exactly that "medical care" may entail varies widely from case to case.

For some employees, especially those with permanently, totally disabling work-related injuries, "medical care" may include in-home care - either by family members, professional nurses, or a combination thereof.

Georgia Employer That Failed to Comply with Law Ordered to Pay Injured Workers' Attorney Fees

photo_11647_20090605-300x225.jpgThe question of whether a given employer is required to have Georgia workers' compensation insurance on its employees can vary from state to state. The general rule is that individuals, corporations, or other entities that employ three or more people are required to carry coverage.

Proving Entitlement to Income and Medical Benefits in Front of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation is All About the Evidence

shutterstock_104939294-300x225.jpgWorkers who are hurt during the course and scope of their employment may be entitled to substantial compensation in the form of temporary or permanent disability payments, medical treatment, and other benefits. Although the injured employee is not required to prove that the employer was "at fault," the worker does have certain obligations and must meet the statutory requirements in order to receive certain benefits.

Venue in Georgia Trucking Accident Cases is Crucial to Getting Justice for the Injured Victim

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Atlanta truck accidents can result in complex litigation, including claims against not only careless truckers but also the companies for which they work. In a truck accident lawsuit, a trucking company may be held vicariously liable for the negligence of its employee, and it may also be found directly liable for its own negligence.

Prior Work Injuries Can Complicate Georgia Workers' Compensation Cases

shutterstock_100154162-300x200.jpgThere are many factors that can complicate an Atlanta workers' compensation case. One of the most common of these is a prior work injury. The employer and its insurance company will often dispute a new injury claim in such situations, arguing that the employee's current condition is due to the old injury rather than a subsequent accident or a work-related aggravation of the condition at his or her present place of employment.

Link Between Physical and Psychological Injuries Necessary Under Georgia Workers' Compensation Law

shutterstock_153623993-300x200.jpgWhich types of injuries are considered compensable in a Georgiaworkers' compensation case? The short answer is "most, but, unfortunately, not all." For example, if there is an explosion at work, and a worker is killed, the worker's family will probably be entitled to death benefits on the deceased employee's behalf. If a second worker is physically injured in the explosion, but he or she is not killed, that person may be entitled to benefits for medical expenses and time off from work due to injuries suffered in the accident.

Defective Roadway Claim Against City Turns on Issue of Notice

photo_93619_20170529-300x200.jpgIn an Atlanta car accident lawsuit, the defendant is not always a negligent motorist whose actions led to a crash. Sometimes, a party who was not even present at the accident scene may be named as a defendant - such as in a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of an uncrashworthy vehicle or, as in a recent appellate case, a city (and city officials) who allegedly failed to maintain a roadway, thus causing an accident.

Workers' Compensation Board Orders Employer to Pay Almost Two Years of Temporary Disability Benefits to Georgia Woman

calculator-288x300.jpgUnfortunately, not every employer fully complies with the duties and responsibilities placed on them by the Georgia workers' compensation laws. Sometimes, an employer may totally deny a claim, while other times the employer may only deny particular benefits sought by a person hurt at work. For example, an employer might admit that a worker was injured on the job and may be willing to pay for the employee's medical care but deny the employee's request for light duty work or temporary disability benefits.

Insurance Company Liable for Jury Award Exceeding Coverage in Georgia Car Accident Case

shutterstock_186812807-300x200.jpgIn order to recover money damages for injuries or a loved one's wrongful death following an Atlanta car accident, the claimant must be able to prove that the defendant owed the claimant a particular duty, that the duty was breached, that the claimant suffered some type of damage, and that there was a link of causation between the breach of duty and the damage suffered by the claimant.

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