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You might have to fight for workers' compensation benefits

Workers' compensation cases are usually a matter of life or death for the workers who need benefits. Not only do they need access to medical care for their injuries, they also need money to pay bills and live until they are able to go back to work. Unfortunately, the workers' compensation system isn't perfect. The flaws mean that some workers will have to fight for the benefits that should have offered them coverage.

What happens when a worker is crushed?

Construction workers are at a higher risk than many other workers of suffering from serious injuries. Road construction workers face the risk of being crushed by vehicles. Construction workers who are working on building structures face the risk of being crushed by heavy machinery or falling items.

Trauma can lead to undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder

While many have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, you may still be unaware of the experiences that can cause the condition. The term is frequently used to diagnose those coming back from war or those who have been through a traumatic life event. If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident or seen a horrific one involving your co-workers, you should watch for the following signs of PTSD.

4 reasons for workers' comp denial and what to do about it

In theory, workers' compensation is supposed to kick in to help you cover the cost of injuries or illnesses sustained on the job. It's supposed to be a failsafe that brings peace of mind for both workers and employers, but sometimes the system doesn't work efficiently and your claim can be denied for many reasons. Some of those denial reasons have very little to do with your injury.

Know your rights for workers' compensation benefits

In our previous blog post, we discussed workers' compensation and some of the limitations that are present with the coverage. If you were injured in an accident at work or suffer from a work-related illness, you might opt to claim workers' compensation benefits. We know that this can be difficult to decide because you might be ready to work.

Know the limits and requirements for workers' compensation

When you are injured at work, you should take steps immediately to let your employer know about the injury. This notification is the first thing that you have to do. Even if you don't think the injury is very serious, you should still make a report just in case issues from the injury become apparent later.

Georgia is in the top 10 in workplace fatalities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently put out the data for occupational deaths in 2015, and the report is called the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. It compared the numbers for 2015 and 2014, allowing researchers to see trends all over the country.

When and how are you paid for a temporary disability?

So you got hurt at work, you're going to miss time and you believe you're eligible for temporary disability payments. The bills don't stop coming just because you're not at work, so one of the first questions you have is simple: When are you going to be paid?

People injured on sets have trouble getting compensation

Movie and television producers often choose sites outside of Hollywood to film. Bringing a production to Georgia or other state, or even abroad, can lend a realism that a backlot simply can't provide. Further, many states provide tax breaks to attract productions to their area.

Know your rights under the Georgia workers' compensation program

When you are injured on the job in Georgia, you have some very specific rights that are covered by the points in the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation Bill of Rights for the Injured Worker. This document also contains the responsibilities that you have when you are injured.

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