Brain Injuries and Financial Assistance for Injured Workers

Closed head injuries occur in workers’ compensation settings every year.  The Brain Injury Association of Georgia consists of survivors, family members, professionals and friends who have been impacted by brain injuries.  This organization seeks to improve the quality of life for people living with head injuries.  If you have been a resident for one year and have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible for a grant through the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission. If you have been injured on the job and are living with the effects of a closed head or brain injury, please contact the lawyers at the Ramos Law Firm.  Our attorneys are familiar with the treatment of these injuries and the stress it places on workers and their families.  For a free consultation, please contact us at 404-355-3431 or click...

Home Depot cutting jobs – 150 in Atlanta; what’s the impact on workers’ comp claims

Image via Wikipedia According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Home Depot will be laying off 1,000 employees including 150 in Atlanta.  However, Home Depot is said to be adding 200 jobs in Atlanta in the near future.  Many of these jobs will be associated with the Retail Staffing Service Center. As you can imagine, injuries sustained by these employees will likely be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act in Georgia.  The injuries must arise out of and in the course of the employment at The Home Depot.  These injuries may be traumatic in nature involving a knee sprain or back herniation.  However, other injuries can be cummulative in nature such as carpal tunnel syndrome.  At the Ramos Law Firm, our attorneys have handled these type of claims and are ready to assist these workers in their return back to work.  For a free consulation, please contact the Ramos Law Firm at (404)...

Hearing loss at work: potential changes to acceptable levels

Citing that nearly 22 million American workers are exposed to hazardous noise on a daily basis and that occupational hearing loss continues to plague industry workers, the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) requested a reduction of the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for noise exposures recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  By adopting this reduction, the United States would be level with nearly every other country in the world. “Nearly every other nation on earth has adopted a more protective 85 dBA exposure limit – which means that U.S. workers have a substantially greater risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss than do the workers of almost every other nation,” said Rick Neitzel, PhD, CIH, NHCA President.   “Also, workers in industries like construction, agriculture, and oil and gas drilling are currently not covered by an effective regulation, which is unacceptable, given the high levels of noise exposure associated with these industries.” Currently, there has been discussion at the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation adopting a lower hearing loss threshold.  The attorneys at the Ramos Law Firm are monitoring this development as to whether it will find its way into the 2010 legislative bill. If you have suffered a hearing loss at work, call now for your free consultation (404) 355-3431 or contact the Ramos Law Firm via our...