Blog Posts in 2015

  • Workers' Comp Claims and Dishonest Employers

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 26-Oct-2015

    Workers' Compensation injuries can happen virtually anywhere, and in any work environment. If you work in a retail location, a factory, or even a restaurant, you are probably well aware of just how many on-the-job dangers you face on a daily basis. Slips, burns, machinery, falling objects, and more can all hurt you without warning. If the hazards are so obvious to you and your coworkers, they ...
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  • 400-Week Cap on Medical Benefits in Most Georgia Workers' Compensation Claims

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 22-Oct-2015

    In 2013, the Georgia Legislature revised the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act in various ways, which the Legislature typically does each year. One major revision the Legislature made in 2013, however, was to create a cap on medical benefits for all non-catastrophic injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2013. This is a significant change, and has a greater impact on injured workers than do ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence?

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 26-Jun-2015

    The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine in Workers’ Comp Cases If you were injured on the job due to your employer or a co-worker's negligence, you may be wondering if you can sue either party. Unfortunately, in Georgia, the answer is no. Instead, you get a workers' compensation claim under the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine. The good news is that if you are injured on the job, doing something you ...
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  • How Medical Treatment Is Provided in Georgia Workers' Comp Claims

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 23-Jun-2015

    In Georgia workers' compensation claims, the injured worker is entitled to medical treatment at the employer and insurance company's expense for any work injuries. While there are a few methods through which such treatment can be provided, the most common method in use today is the "panel of physicians." The panel of physicians is supposed to be posted in a noticeable location on ...
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  • Getting to Know Your Atlanta Workers' Compensation Attorney

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 18-Jun-2015

    Suffering an injury on the job can be a terrifying situation. Will you be fired for being unable to work? Can your employer retaliate if you try to file a workers’ compensation claim ? What legal rights should you be aware of? No one should have to navigate this time on their own, which is why Douglas F. Kaleita has dedicated his career to representing injured workers. Based out of Atlanta, ...
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