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JUSTICE AT WORK WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW IN GEORGIA In this episode of Justice at Work, Partner Kathy Harrington-Sullivan interviews Laura Reis of Reis Law, LLC about workers’ compensation laws in Georgia and how they impact employees. Laura Reis has dedicated her law practice to representing injured workers since 2003. In the past 15 years, Laura…

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After Work Injury Call ReisLaw

• Keep proof of your employment, like a paystub, your employment agreement or other documents in case your employer later denies that you worked for them • After the accident, if possible, gather the name and contact information of all witnesses and take photos of the accident scene and of your injuries • Put your…

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New Career after workers comp benefits

It is very important if terminated due to your workers comp claim to perform a diligent job search and try to find new work within your job restrictions. A diligent job search is not clearly defined but In R.R. Donnelley v. Ogletree, 312 Ga. App. 475, 718 S.E.2d 825 (2011), and Brown Mech. Contrs., Inc.…

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Georgia workers compensation hearings are decided by an administrative law judge (ALJ) and any party may appeal the decision within twenty days of the ALJ’s final award or order. The case must be appealed to the Board’s Appellate Division. The Appellate Division consists of a Chairperson and two (2) other Board members – collectively referred…

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