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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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  • 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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  • CRPS and workers' compensation claim.
    CRPS and workers' compensation claim.

    Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a complex diagnosis and can be caused by a workplace injury. In Georgia, if you have been diagnosed with CRPS as a result of a workplace injury, the workers' ...

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  • Maximum weekly workers' compensation benefit in Georgia.
    Maximum weekly workers' compensation benefit in Georgia.

    As of July 1, 2016, the maximum workers' compensation weekly income benefit in Georgia is $575. If you were injured prior to July 1, 2016, the maximum rate will likely be $550 or $525 per week, ...

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  • Workers' comp adjuster will not return phone calls.
    Workers' comp adjuster will not return phone calls.

    Workers' compensation adjusters often have time returning phone calls to injured workers. There are many hard working adjusters who are responsive to the needs of injured workers. However, there are ...

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