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  • Pain and suffering damages in a Georgia workers' comp claim.
    Pain and suffering damages in a Georgia workers' comp claim.

    In Georgia, an injured worker cannot be awarded pain and suffering damages in a workers' compensation claim . The Georgia legislature has placed caps on workers' compensation damages. An individual ...

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  • Group health insurance versus workers' comp.
    Group health insurance versus workers' comp.

    Individuals who are injured on the job frequently ask if they should pay for their medical treatment with their group health coverage or file a workers' compensation claim. If you are in fact injured ...

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  • A PPD rating does not mean your claim is closed.
    A PPD rating does not mean your claim is closed.

    Many injured workers believe their workers' comp case is closed after the Employer/Insurer pays a PPD rating. That is not the case in Georgia. Until you reach a full and final settlement of your case, ...

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  • Work related motor vehicle accident.
    Work related motor vehicle accident.

    If you are involved in a work related motor vehicle accident you might have two separate claims. You could potentially have a workers' comp claim as well as a personal injury action. If you were ...

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  • On the job car accident.
    On the job car accident.

    Some jobs require employees to drive frequently. With increased time on the road comes increased risk of being involved in a work related motor vehicle accident. If you are injured in a work related ...

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  • Delays in authorization of workers' comp MRI.
    Delays in authorization of workers' comp MRI.

    In Georgia, medical authorization for treatment or testing in workers' compensation claims does not happen quickly. Adjsuters in workers' comp claims frequently have too many claims and do not ...

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