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  • Aggravation of pre-existing condition on the job.
    Aggravation of pre-existing condition on the job.

    Aggravtions of pre-existing conditions are generally covered under Georgia workers' compensation law. There are a few exceptions or defenses available to the work comp carrier if you aggravate a ...

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  • How long does the workers' comp carrier have to send a settlement check?
    How long does the workers' comp carrier have to send a settlement check?

    Under Georgia law, the workers' compensation carrier has twenty days from the date of approval of a settlement to issue a settlement check. If the settlement check is not mailed in a timely fashion, ...

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  • Starting workers' comp benefits.
    Starting workers' comp benefits.

    If you are injured at work and unable to work, the workers' compensation carrier is required to pay income benfits. Under Georgia law, workers' comp TTD benefits are two thirds of your average weekly ...

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  • Do I have to see a company doctor after a job injury?
    Do I have to see a company doctor after a job injury?

    Injured workers in Geogia do have somewhat of a choice as to who acts as their treating physician following a work injury. If an Employer has a valid panel of physiicans in place, then the injured ...

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  • Can a jury award a settlement in a workers' comp claim?
    Can a jury award a settlement in a workers' comp claim?

    In Georgia, a jury cannot award a settlement in a workers' compensation claim . There is no right to trial by jury for a workers' comp claim in Georgia. However, settlement is still and option in a ...

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  • Rear ended while working.
    Rear ended while working.

    If you are rear ended while working you could have both a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim. You could be entitled to recovery for both the work injury claim and motor vehicle ...

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