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  • Nurse injured on the job while lifting patients.
    Nurse injured on the job while lifting patients.

    Nurses have difficult and physically strenuous jobs. Nurses often suffer serious injuries to their backs, shoulders and/or necks while moving or manipulating patients. Further, nurses often travel to ...

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  • Fatal on the job injury.
    Fatal on the job injury.

    Georgia workers' compensation law provides for dependency benefits for the spouse and/or children of an employee who is killed as a result of a workplace accident. The amount of the weekly benefit is ...

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  • Panel of physicians and workers' comp case.
    Panel of physicians and workers' comp case.

    In Georgia , an employer is required to maintain a posted panel of workers' compensation physicians with six or more doctors. If an employer has a valid posted panel and an injured worker wants to ...

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  • Workers' compensation Independent Medical Evaluation (IME).
    Workers' compensation Independent Medical Evaluation (IME).

    An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) can be scheduled by either the workers' compensation carrier or the injured worker in a Georgia workers' compensation claim . If the claim is accepted as ...

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  • Surgery denied by workers' comp.
    Surgery denied by workers' comp.

    Sadly, may injured workers' in Georgia are denied surgery by a workers' compensation carrier even though their claim is accepted. Workers' compensation carriers often do not want to pay for a ...

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  • What is a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating?
    What is a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating?

    In an accepted Georgia workers' compensation claim , the treating doctor may assign an injured worker a Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating. The PPD rating is a percentage of loss of use of a ...

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