Do I need to file a workers’ compensation claim?

If you have been hurt on the job in Georgia, we recommend you report it to your supervisor as soon as possible.  Even the most minor accidents may end up costing the injured worker time and medical expenses.  Generally, your employer has paid for workers’ compensation insurance in the event that one of its employees suffers an “on-the-job” injury.  When the injured employee files the claim, the employer reports it to the workers’ compensation insurance company for handling. In Georgia, the insurance company is responsible for providing injured workers with medical benefits such as trips to the emergency room, hospital stays, prescription medication, mileage, and visits with the doctor.  If the injured worker is unable to return back to work because of his or her work injury, then the injured employee may receive weekly income benefits up to $500 per week.   These weekly benefits will expire after some time or until the physician releases you to “full duty” work status. If you have been injured on the job, please contact the Ramos Law Firm for a free...

Ramos Selected To Serve on Educational Panel at John Marshall’s Law School Seminar

November 3, 2011 – Atlanta, GA :  Bryan Ramos, attorney at the Ramos Law Firm, was invited to serve on a continuing legal educational panel at the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia.  The seminar was titled, “Solo Practitioner Boot Camp”.  The educational panel was designed to provide law students and practicing attorneys guidance as to starting, managing, and sustaining a “solo”...

Workers’ Compensation Doctors. What’s the deal?

If you have been injured on the job, the treating physician has been selected for you by the workers’ compensation insurance company.   It is not uncommon for these physicians to communicate with the insurance company about your medical condition outside of your presence. Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation system, the Employer and the insurance company have the power to preselect 6 physicians or facilities to treat your workers’ compensation injury.  You do get to choose which doctor you want to see from that “pre-approved” list or “panel of physicians.”  One physician testified in a deposition that it is very competitive to be on these pre-approved panels.  As you can imagine, the insurance company has the power to remove or place doctors as it sees fit. Your employer must provide you the list and educate you as to how to use.  If it does not, then you get to choose the doctor.  As the goal is for you to “get better”, it is always best if the injured worker can make an informed decision as to who he or she treats with for the occupational injury. If you have been hurt at work and need some advice as to your rights under the workers’ compensation system, please contact our office at the Ramos Law...