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  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers' compensation benefits.
    Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers' compensation benefits.

    The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of job protection to eligible employees who miss time from work due to a serious injury or illness to themselves or to an immediate family member. ...

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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) caused by workers' comp injury.
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) caused by workers' comp injury.

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a very serious condition associated with a vast array of symptoms including severe pain, swelling, changes in skin color, stiffness and muscle spasms. CRPS can ...

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  • Work comp refusing to pay medical bills.
    Work comp refusing to pay medical bills.

    Workers' compensation carriers frequently neglect to pay or refuse to pay medical bills even in accepted workers' compensation cases. This can be extremely frustrating to the injured worker whose life ...

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  • Positive drug test after workers' comp injury.
    Positive drug test after workers' comp injury.

    In Georgia, a workers' compensation claim can be denied based on a positive drug test. However, the fact that an injured worker tests positive for drugs or alcohol does not automatically bar the ...

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  • Wrongful death workers' comp claim.
    Wrongful death workers' comp claim.

    Sadly, individuals are frequently killed in workplace accidents . Under Georgia law, the dependants of the deceased worker may be entitled to workers' compensation dependency benefits . The amount of ...

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  • Deadline to settle workers' comp claim.
    Deadline to settle workers' comp claim.

    In an accepted Georgia workers' compensation claim , there is no hard and fast deadline for settlement. There is a two year Statute of Limitations for requesting a hearing for reinstatement of ...

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