Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claims

The term “settlement” can be very confusing in a Georgia workers’ compensation claim.  Essentially, a “settlement” is an agreement between the parties where one party receives financial compensation in exchange for releasing the other...
Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Physical Therapy in Workers’ Compensation Claims

After a physical injury at work, the employer is required to furnish the injured employee medical benefits which include medical, surgical, psychological, and other related or derivative treatment at hospitals and physical therapy facilities.  See, O.C.G.A....
Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Guidelines for following up with the authorized treating doctor

Generally, the goal of the injured worker and the authorized treating physician should be the same:  to heal the patient.  Given the number of patients that “company doctors” see, it is important that the injured worker serve as his or her best advocate...
Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Preparing for Medical Appointments

Getting healthy again from a work related accident should always be the top priority.  Therefore, it is crucial that the injured worker makes the most of his or her time with the physician.  If the injured employee has the panel of physicians, thoughtful consideration...
Employer and Employee IME basics in Georgia Workers’ Comp Claims

Employer and Employee IME basics in Georgia Workers’ Comp Claims

  In many workers’ compensation cases, the injured worker, the employer, or insurance carrier may desire an “independent medical examination” (IME) or “second opinion.”   This generally occurs when the one of the parties is dissatisfied with the current...