Workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program paid for by your employer, which may provide you with medical, rehabilitation and income benefits if you are injured on the job. It also provides benefits for your dependents if you die as a result of a job­related injury. Coverage begins on the day you start working for…

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John worked for a landscaping company in Georgia. In 2007, he was injured and required surgery on his shoulder; he returned to work after a month. In 2008, he retired, and in the seven intervening years, he has had no further problems with his shoulder; that is until recently when it began to really bother…

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A vehicle accident may affect your life in many ways, particularly if it is more than a fender- bender. It may leave you unable to work and provide for your family; it may mean years of medical treatment. If you are in an accident, one of the first things you should do is talk with…

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This is a topic that scares many people because there is a lot of red tape, and you can really get bogged down in it. However, you should not be frightened of the process. If you think you’re disabled, there are good resources online to help you, and of course, we as lawyers like to…

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We’ve all heard the horror stories of seriously disabled people being denied social security benefits. So, why do so many people need to hire a lawyer to fight the government? Gaining approval for Social Security benefits can be a long and arduous process, one that an attorney is trained to help you get through with…

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This falls under the category: things you don’t think about until the need is urgent. How do you find the right lawyer for a personal injury damage claim? In today’s climate, with all of the advertising we see, it can be a confusing chore. One of the most important things is to know how you…

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Suing a big pharmaceutical company may seem like an uphill battle, and that is why you will want an experienced attorney to work on your case. In one such case, a man wants to sue the pharmaceutical company on behalf of his mother. He says that her doctor prescribed a medication that created an ulcer,…

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If you have good primary and secondary health insurance, should you also purchase auto medical coverage? In the state of Georgia, you have a certain minimum limit of liability insurance, and that is 25/50. That means 25 per person and 50 for accident. You can get upper limited insurance, which would be 50/100 or 100/300.…

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At what age may a child in the state of Georgia choose with which parent they will live? In Georgia, a child between the age of 11 and 14 can make an election of who they would like to live with. A judge will take their election into consideration when factoring in what is in…

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Many people fear the stigma of filing for bankruptcy to escape debt. But what if you have no other options? The two consumer types of bankruptcy are Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. Many clients want to know how long a bankruptcy stays on their record. Chapter 13 runs for three to five years; it is…

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