Blog Posts in 2018

  • What If Insurance Says the Work Accident Was My Fault?

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 9-Nov-2018

    There are few injuries more stressful than injuries that keep you from making a living. Thankfully, the workers’ comp program exists to help injured workers continue providing for their families while they recover. Whether you were injured on the job because of an accident or inhaled toxic fumes, workers’ compensation usually covers all on-the-job injuries. This usually includes ...
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  • 5 Common Workers' Comp Mistakes Georgia Workers Make

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 9-Sep-2018

    Being injured on the job can be frustrating and overwhelming—meaning you may not be making the best decisions for your future while you’re reeling from the accident. Many worker’s compensation claims are denied simply because the worker made choices that inadvertently killed their claim. Below are common mistakes that should be avoided while filing for workers’ compensation ...
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  • Are Independent Contractors Entitled to Workers' Comp in Georgia?

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 9-Aug-2018

    It’s becoming more and more common for companies to hire workers on a contract basis. Under Georgia law, employers are required to provide workers compensation for their employees, including medical and disability benefits for injuries on the job. But that begs the question: are contract workers eligible for workers’ comp and other benefits? What If I’m a Private ...
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  • 3 Steps to Ensure the Accuracy of Your Independent Medical Exam

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 18-Jun-2018

    If you’re seeking workers’ compensation benefits, it’s not uncommon for employers and insurance claims adjusters to request that you undergo a medical examination with an independent physician of their choice. This is called an Independent Medical Exam or an Insurance Medical Exam (IME). Don’t be intimidated by an IME; it’s standard procedure in many workers’ ...
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  • One Killed & Two Injured in South Fulton Truck Accident

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 24-Apr-2018

    Just before 5 PM tonight, a deadly car crash occurred at the intersection of South Fulton Parkway and Rivertown Road in South Fulton County. The accident has left 1 dead and at least 1 other person in critical condition. Local police are saying that the crash involved a tow truck, a tractor-trailer, and a passenger vehicle. According to them, the passenger vehicle was coming off of Rivertown Road ...
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  • What Happens When My Georgia Workers' Compensation Check Doesn't Come?

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 1-Mar-2018

    Although workplace injuries are tragic, many employees in the United States can recover due to benefits recovered under workers’ compensation. In fact, thousands of Americans file workers’ compensation claims every day; in 2013 alone, workers received $6.5 trillion for payroll coverage. While workers’ compensation is a lifesaver for hundreds of thousands of Americans, what ...
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  • How Sovereign Immunity Affects Georgia Injury Claims

    Posted By Douglas F. Kaleita, P.C. || 23-Jan-2018

    The History of Sovereign Immunity Sovereign immunity is an idea that passed into American history through its British heritage. The idea of sovereign immunity is that a government as an acting entity should not be held accountable for certain actions. The monarch of Britain has sovereign immunity from any legal action. This means that he or she is literally untouchable in the British court system. ...
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