Bryan Ramos Teaches Workers’ Compensation at Clayton State University

On June 24, 2010 Bryan Ramos will be a guest lecturer at Clayton State University.  He will be teaching a class on Georgia Workers’ Compensation at 7:00 pm. See the links below for the class material.  This information will be available on our site indefinitely by searching “Clayton State”. Course Material Slide presentation (1 slide per page) Slide presentation (6 slides per...

City of Atlanta layoffs

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, dozens of Atlanta city workers, including Department of Corrections and airport employees, were notified on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 that they would be terminated at the end of this fiscal year.  Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed warned members of the City Council’s finance executive committee that layoffs were coming.   Mayor Reed also indicated that in April 2010 67 airport workers would lose their jobs and another 62 vacant positions would be terminated. He also noted that other city agencies would be hit as well, but did not say what positions and how many. In the event that some of these workers were injured on the job with existing medical restrictions as a result of the work injury, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These workers may have experienced a “change of economic condition”.  In these cases, they are required to take certain steps to make them eligible for benefits.  Moreover, they will be required to demonstrate to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation that their work-related restrictions are keeping them from returning to the workforce. If these workers are totally disabled because of the work injury and are also laid off, there is a good chance that they are entitled workers’ compensation benefits in terms of weekly income checks and medical treatment. If you are one of these injured workers, please contact the Ramos Law Firm at (404)...

Workers’ Compensation statistics

In 2008, The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that almost 3.7 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses occurred on the job throughout the United States. In Georgia, the State Board of Workers’ Compensation cited that over 35,550 weekly benefit claims were made.  Over 121 thousand medical claims were made stemming from work-related accidents.  The workers’ compensation board also reported that almost $600 million dollars of weekly benefits were paid in 2007 and almost $700 million dollars were spent on medical benefits. If you have been injured on the job, it is important that your claim be counted and proper compensation be allowed under the law.  Work place injuries may be the result of repetitive work  duties or they may arise from sudden traumatic experiences.  Proper reporting and representation are crucial in securing your claim and entitlement.  Call the Ramos Law Firm now for your free consultation (404)...