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What to do if Your Loved One is Fatally Hurt on the Job

 

Workplace injuries are typically not our first thought when we head into the office for the day. However, these instances do occur and there are certain guidelines you should take when it does. If you, or someone you love, is injured on the job you will need to take the proper steps written below in order to ensure you are properly cared for.

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Understanding Your Rights if Your Loved One was Killed on the Job

 

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always tragic. When the cause of losing this person is due to a work-related accident, it is no different. In many cases, those killed on the job are the main source of income for their household. Now, they must combine the loss of their loved one with the loss of income, as if this period in life isn’t stressful enough already. The last thing a family needs to worry about is their financials when already struggling with the death of someone they love.

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Can You Be Fired While Receiving Workers Compensation?

If you are receiving workers’ compensation, you may be qualified for the Family Medical Leave Act. The Family Medical Leave Act was passed by Congress in 1993 in order to help provide job protection for employees who need to take time away from their job. Many states, Georgia included, operates under the “employment at will” doctrine which means an employer is able to fire an employee for pretty much any reason, even if the reason is a bad one.

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Signs of Brain Injuries After a Car Accident

 

Signs of Brain Injuries After a Car Accident

Bruce Edwards

 

When most people think of concussions, they think of football injuries. However, car crashes are the leading cause of brain injuries, with concussions being among the top five most common car crash injuries. A concussion is the result of the brain banging against the skull, which may occur due to impact such as the banging of the head against the windshield, steering wheel, or headrest, or simply from sudden and unnatural jerking of the head without any impact against outside objects. Signs of a concussion include vomiting, severe nausea, headaches, and disorientation.

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Dealing with a Rotator Cuff Injury

A shoulder injury is a common one in the workplace due to overuse. This type of trauma may develop gradually with stress. Recovery can be extensive and painful. If you are involved in this type of injury, there are a few things you should know:

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Common Problems with Workers’ Comp Claims

 

For many employers, the workers’ compensation claim process happens behind the scenes. Most transactions between the insurance company and an injured employee take place without the employer knowing. However, there are many problems that occur during the claim process that have an impact on the employer’s program and pricing. Keep reading to find out some of these common problems that occur when dealing with a workers compensation claim.

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The Most Important Insurance Coverage You’ll Ever Own

Do you understand what uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM) really means? Most have never even heard of it.

Because of the tremendous number of calls I received regarding UM coverage, I wanted to share with you the importance of having a sufficient amount of uninsured/underinsured (UM) coverage under your automobile insurance policy.

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