Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation
Fighting Against Blame & Causation In Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation in Georgia, as in other states, has been set up to provide some security for workers while removing having to go through the typical rigors of the courts. In exchange, both the injured workers and their employers face limitations, as it is a trade-off. For example, it is often the exclusive remedy… Read More »
New Reports Indicate Concerning Trends For Workers In Need Of Workers’ Comp
The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) recently released its report concerning trends for workers, noting three particular workers’ compensation trends that are troubling for those who get injured or ill in the workplace, as we discuss below. Changes at State Level Total benefits paid decreased in 40 states. While COVID was a factor,… Read More »
What Is My Hearing Loss Worth?
Hearing loss tends to creep up on people. You might have trouble hearing your spouse while dining in a crowded restaurant. It may be tricky to get the volume just right on the TV. You might ask your kids to speak up more often or repeat themselves. While hearing loss is a common part… Read More »
What if I Am Exposed to Hazardous Materials at My Job?
For some workers, handling hazardous materials is a regular part of the job. Agricultural workers, hairdressers, mechanics, lab employees, construction workers and nail technicians all regularly come into contact with dangerous chemicals, solvents or other hazards. Even office workers can be exposed at work through broken toner cartridges or toxic cleaning materials. So what… Read More »
Can You Start a New Job While on Workers’ Compensation?
It’s not uncommon for employees to consider new career opportunities after a work related injury. They might not feel safe in their current position anymore or they might get a better job offer from another company. Whatever the reasoning, some of our clients ask us about resigning or starting a new job while they’re… Read More »
Rear-End Car Accident Collisions
Whether it was a dull thud or a force that knocked your car into the intersection, a rear-end collision can be frightening, frustrating and lead to major injuries. Unfortunately, rear-end crashes are also all-too common, due in part to distracted drivers, tailgating and stop-and-go traffic. What injuries can result from these types of crashes,… Read More »
The Fatal Four
Construction is a dangerous industry, with serious hazards, heavy machinery and regularly shifting job sites. Subcontractors rotate on and off a project, meaning the workers at a single job may have different employers—each with different safety expectations. In order to better understand safety shortfalls, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks jobsite injuries… Read More »
What Do I Do If I’ve Gone Back to Work but I’m Still Hurt?
When you’re injured on the job, the days immediately following are often filled with reports, calls and appointments. In that whirlwind of activity, it’s easy to start thinking of just heading back to work. Your initial physician’s assessment might recommend you go back on a modified schedule, something that can feel difficult to disagree… Read More »
Tricks Employers Use in Workers’ Comp Cases
Many employers make good on their obligations under the law to take care of workers who have been injured on the job. Unfortunately, some employers attempt to skirt the rules or resort to unfair practices designed to minimize their legal obligations to the injured worker. Over the years, our workers comp attorneys at Buzzell,… Read More »
Workers’ Compensation: A Q&A with Josh Carroll
Josh Carroll is a workers comp attorney in Macon, GA at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill. He combines an insurance background with a drive to represent everyday people. He specializes in serious personal injury cases and workplace injuries. After a workplace injury, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. What if you need surgery or months of… Read More »