What if I am terminated because of my injury?

Many injured workers are terminated because of their work injuries. If this occurs, the law provides relief under the Workers’ Compensation Act.  In these cases the employee may be entitled to TTD benefits to help replace his income while he continues his job search.  There are certain deadlines to be followed and it may require the filing a WC-14 Request for Hearing.  As such, the guidance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney is advised. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, it is indicated that the state’s unemployment rate now matches its record high.  The new figures support that the unemployment rate is 10.3 percent.  The jobless rate also increased .2 of a percent point.  Additionally, Department of Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond stated that the Georgia workforce shrunk by 121,527. If you have been injured on the job and were terminated because of it, please contact the Ramos Law...

Pilgrim’s Pride Leaves Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The chicken processing company, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late December 2009. The company is a Texas based corporation that has many plants in Georgia.  This company spent thirteen months reorganizing itself through Chapter 11.  Additionally, Pilgrim’s Pride acquired the Atlanta based Goldkist Corporation, and announced that it would close it’s plant in Dalton, Georgia, and announce another closure in Athens, Georgia. The attorneys at the Ramos Law Firm have represented the workers in various chicken processing plants, and they are familiar with the tactics employed by these corporations. If you have been injured on the job, please feel free to contact the Ramos Law Firm for your free...

Workplace injuries sustained by manufacturing employees

Injuries often occur in the manufacturing settings.  In December 2009, the U.S. manufacturing market expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years.  The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index rose to 55.9, the highest level since April 2006.  The stimulus-driven rebound in global demand is boosting orders that encourages producers to ramp up output and fuel a self-sustaining recovery. Workers often complain of hand and arm pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.  Others may experience traumatic injuries resulting in spinal herniated discs or tears in their rotator cuff. At the Ramos Law Firm, our attorneys have represented these workers from its inception.  Please call our office for your free...