Jodi Ginsberg - Georgia Workers Compensation Lawyer

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Atlanta, Georgia 30338, United States

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New USDA Rules Likely to Result in More Poultry Plant Worker Injuries

Poultry plant workers already experience a higher than average number of on-the-job injuries including carpal tunnel, puncture wounds, shoulder injuries and back injuries. Now, proposed USDA regulation changes will decrease the…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Beware of Insurance Company Surveillance

If you are like me, it is really creepy to think that someone may be following you around, taking photographs and videotaping your activities without your knowledge or consent. Perhaps you are one of those people who senses…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Bogus Independent Medical Exam Requested by Insurance Company Puts Benefits at Risk

I received this question from one of my blog readers. The situation this person describes is, unfortunately, quite common: I was injured at work over 7 months ago. I went to iworks and then went to my doc, Both docs have…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Numbness or Tingling in Your Arms or Legs? You May have a Neurological Injury

If there is a neurological component to your neck or back injury, time becomes your worst enemy, says neurosurgeon Thomas Morrison of Peachtree Neurosurgery, P.C. in an article published on the georgia1st.com web site…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

What is an Idiopathic Injury and Should You be Concerned if Your Injury is so Classified

Georgia workers’ compensation law says that your work injury will trigger workers’ comp. benefits if it arose out of and in the course of your employment. Your injury must meet both of these conditions to be compensable as a…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Can You Sue a Co-Worker for Negligence Following an On-the-Job Injury?

The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued a very interesting decision about your right to sue a fellow employee for pain and suffering damages when the negligent act occurred at work and you are otherwise covered by workers…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Tainted Steroid Meningitis Outbreak – Are You at Risk?

You may be wondering if you need to worry about the multistate meningitis outbreak associated with tainted steroid vials produced by the New England Compounding Center. According to the CDC web site, the only facility in…more
| Personal Injury, Products Liability

Returning to Work on Light Duty – Proceed with Caution

I have previously written about the importance of never returning to light duty work without a WC-240a form completed by your doctor after being out and receiving temporary total disability benefits. The WC-240 and WC-240a will…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Post Injury Recorded Statements: A Trap for the Unwary

When you are injured on the job, the workers compensation claim that arises will be filed against both your employer and an insurance company. This is why, by the way, that I frequently refer to the “employer/insurer” on this…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Sell Your Thumb for $30,000 and Other Strange Provisions of Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Law

Would you be willing to sell your thumb for $30,000. How about your right eye for $75,000, your big toe for $15,000 or your pinkie finger $12,500?…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Body Parts and Insurance Companies

I recently had a long and somewhat heated conversation with an insurance adjuster about body parts. Specifically, I wanted the adjuster to authorize medical treatment for my client’s neck and back , but the adjuster only wanted…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Double Standards Alive & Well at Insurance Companies

I am currently representing a client with a significant back injury who is currently treating with a posted panel doctor. The doctor in this case is well known to me and other claimant’s lawyers as a physician who very rarely…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Could the NFL Use an “Exclusive Remedy” Defense to Block Concussion Lawsuits

Recently, a number of retired football players have sued the NFL for damages arising from concussion injuries associated with the head trauma regularly incurred in professional football games. Does the NFL have an argument that…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Does my Child Support Payment Automatically Adjust Downwards if I am Out Under Workers’ Compensation?

Under Georgia law, you are eligible to receive 2/3 of your average weekly wage with a maximum of $500 per week. The average weekly wage calculation is just that – an average. Your employer calculates your average weekly wage…more
| Family Law, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Injuries that Occur on Your Way To or From Work

Georgia law is fairly well settled that an injury you incur while on your way to or from work is not a compensable injury. The policy behind this rules arises from concerns about the lack of control your employer would have…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation
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