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  • Workers comp jury verdict.
    Workers comp jury verdict.

    Unfortunately, there is no right to a trial by jury in a Georgia workers' compensation claim. In Georgia, disputed workers' compensation claims are decided by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at an ...

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  • How long to I have to report a work injury?
    How long to I have to report a work injury?

    In Georgia, the law technically allows for reporting of a job injury within 30 days of the incident. However, the longer the time period between the injury and the report of the injury, the more ...

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  • Workers' comp back surgery.
    Workers' comp back surgery.

    Back injuries from lifting are quite common in the workplace. Back injuries can also lead to the need for surgery. Back surgeries are expensive and workers' comp insurance companies frequently deny ...

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  • What is a WC-3 Controvert in a workers' compensation claim.
    What is a WC-3 Controvert in a workers' compensation claim.

    A WC-3 Georgia Workers' Compensation State Board Form is a formal denial of a workers' comp claim. A WC-3 can be filed to deny a claim in part or to deny a certain aspect of the claim. For instance, ...

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  • Pre-existing back injury and workers' comp.
    Pre-existing back injury and workers' comp.

    Many workers' compensation carriers attempt to deny work injuries alleging a pre-existing condition. However, in Georgia, an aggravation of a pre-existing condition should be covered by the workers' ...

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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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