tim-mossholder-212047-copy-300x200In today’s work climate, it is not unusual for a company to require one or more of its employees to travel and lodge away from home for work. This might be the case for a construction company that travels around Georgia from worksite to worksite, or for a tech employee based out of Atlanta who has to travel to perform work. In either case, if the employee is injured while staying where his or her employer requires, could that employee apply for workers’ compensation under Georgia law?

This question can easily be answered in most cases, but because of the fact-based nature of any workers’ compensation claim, it requires the experience of a qualified Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer. This is an important point about Georgia worker’s compensation law of which most people may not be aware, and why speaking with an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer is so important.

Continuous Employment: When it Applies

mark-cruz-330105-1-copy-300x200Often there is a question by those injured in an accident, through the negligence or thoughtless act or by an extreme omission of another, about who is liable for what happened. In all cases, the negligent actor him or herself will be held liable, but in many cases, there are third parties who face liability, as well. This is an important factor to understand in an accident for a number of reasons, and an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you do so.

One of the big reasons why this is important is because of the liability that companies face when one of their workers acts in a way that injures another. This is generally known as vicarious liability, and can involve several different people, organizations, or entities, regardless of whether they were directly part of causing the harm in question.

Respondeat Superior and Employers

gilles-lambert-8649-copy-300x200We could all set our calendars by the technological announcements that are made from the biggest tech company in the world. Every fall that company announces new products and software that is sure to impact the world over. This year there was a change to the company’s main phone software that should help many of us be safer drivers on the road.

Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of accidents, injuries, and catastrophic results on the road in Georgia and throughout the country. Everyday there are many accidents caused when drivers thoughtlessly pick up their phonse to answer a text, send a tweet, or look at some update. These accidents cause injury, pain, suffering, and even death. While many of these results can be resolved, in part, by an Atlanta car accident lawyer, it is much better to avoid them altogether.

Software Updates

nathan-dumlao-360833-copy-200x300An informative case was recently decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals regarding personal injuries and which statute of limitations applies in different situations. It was informative because of the several different people involved, and the question of whether the court should have applied a personal injury statute of limitations, or a premises liability statute of limitations. These nuanced distinctions can get tricky, so if you find yourself considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer for assistance today.

Many people understand the concept of statutes of limitations in the context of criminal law. This is largely due to news reports and the sensationalization of crimes that criminal get away with based on this legal technicality. Statutes of limitations apply in almost every area of the law, however, in both criminal and civil cases.

Civil Statutes of Limitations

jesse-orrico-62699-copy-199x300Whether you work in an office job, a manufacturing plant, or a coal mine, each worker faces the prospect of being injured on the job. Georgia workers’ compensation laws exist to ensure that those who are injured on the job are compensated for their injuries, no matter how severe. Both workers and employers have duties and responsibilities to fulfill to ensure that the workers’ compensation system operates smoothly. If you have been injured while at work, contact an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer right away.

Under Georgia law, nearly all employers are required to hold a current workers’ compensation policy. These policies are much like any other insurance policy where the company pays a premium every month on the number of employees it has and the risk of the particular line of work in which the company is involved. The company also has the responsibility to facilitate a workers’  compensation claim following a work accident and to not discriminate against injured employees in any way.

Workers’  Rights

esther-tuttle-280714-copy-300x200Many of the accidents that happen each year in and around Atlanta, Georgia happen because of drunk or drugged driving. So what is a victim of this kind of accident supposed to do? How is the negligent party responsible to pay for the damages that can occur as a result? Those damages can be far reaching, including lost wages, hospital bills, pain, suffering, and more. If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk or drugged driver, contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer right away.

These and other questions are on the minds of several Lumpkin County residents after an alleged drugged driver recently crashed into a popular restaurant, injuring several people and causing a chain reaction that made nine cars crash into each other. The police quickly arrived on scene and began investigating what happened and what caused the pileup and injuries.

What happened in this case is what happens in a lot of the cases involving car accidents. Once the police investigated the cause, they determined that the man who began the chain of events and ran into the restaurant was driving under the influence of drugs. As a result, he was charged with DUI, but now the victims of this alleged crime are left wondering what their options are.

hermes-rivera-265372-copy-300x200According to reports, the state of New York will settle with a little-known boxer for over $20 million dollars after those involved botched his medical care following a boxing match. The case began in 2013 when two heavyweights went toe-to-toe in a marquee matchup in Madison Square Garden. The problems for the victim began when his opponent smashed his face with a forearm, and it went downhill from there.

The whole fight lasted for 10 rounds, when it was called. The victim was suffering from a broken jaw and severe swelling to his whole head. The problem was that the doctors on site (it is alleged) did not treat him adequately, and even left him to fend for himself to get a taxi to go to the hospital in spite of the fact there was an ambulance just outside the venue.

What resulted was a severe head injury that left the man without many of his normal functions. According to the reports, the victim cannot now put a sentence of words together, and is suffering from brain damage. The settlement he reached with the state of New York will go a long way to ensuring that he gets the proper care going forward.

clark-young-143622-copy-300x200What happens when a person slips and falls at a business, and gets injured as a result? That is a question that has to be answered far too often for those who patronize the businesses in and around the Atlanta area. For those who are injured by slipping and falling at a place of business, or other place where they were invited, there is an answer. Georgia law protects the rights of those injured, that is why contacting a great Atlanta premises liability lawyer to enforce those rights in in your best interest.

The area of the law that protects those injured after slipping and falling is part of the wider body of law known as personal injury, or tort law. The basic premise of all tort law is that all of us (including property owners) are under an obligation to act reasonably so as to prevent others from being injured because of our negligence. This duty to act in a prudent and reasonable manner extends to property owners via premises liability laws.

Property Owner’s Duty

aidan-bartos-313782-copy-300x200In most cases involving a doctor, patient, lawyer, and a lawsuit, it is the patient suing the doctor over medical malpractice, or a related claim. But in a recently filed lawsuit, the tables have turned, and reports indicate that a doctor is suing his former patient and his attorneys. The underlying claim is that the doctor was not paid in full after the work he put in to prove the patient’s personal injury case following a car accident. If you need assistance with a personal injury claim, contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer today.

This case goes back to earlier this year when the accident victim (now the defendant) was awarded a large verdict for the damages he suffered in a car accident. According to the reports, the victim was able to drive away from the accident, but the minor accident severely exacerbated prior back injuries, and resulted in the need for major treatment and pain control.

Doctor Works With Victim

daan-stevens-282446-1-copy-300x191Under Georgia law, claims made for worker’s compensation benefits should be rather straightforward. The idea is that when an employee of a company is injured while at work, in the course of working, insurance benefits are available to the injured worker. These benefits should cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other related claims. Unfortunately, making a claim is not always so straightforward. If you have questions about an injury you incurred while at work, consult an Atlanta worker’s compensation lawyer today.

Anytime a person begins working for a company, he or she brings an entire past history to the new job. This past includes past injuries, physical incapacities, and other issues that come with a worker, and which can become more complicated when an on-the-job injury occurs. In most cases, it should be a simple matter of compensation after a work related injury, but that is not always the case.

Prior Work Related Injuries