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Five Steps to Take After a Work Accident

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

If you suffer an on the job injury, you may be entitled to compensation thanks to our state’s workers’ compensation laws. However, this process can be complex and failing to follow it properly can result in denied claims and denial of benefits that you may desperately need. The start of your claim will influence… Read More »

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An Overview of the Workers’ Comp Process

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

An on the job injury may entitle you to compensation, but filing a workers compensation claim can be a long and complex process. The thought of a legal battle over an injury can be intimidating to many people, particularly those who have never had to deal with a claim before. One of the best… Read More »

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What Are My Rights as an Injured Worker?

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

Employers have an obligation to provide a work environment that is reasonably safe and healthy for their employees. The unfortunate reality, however, is that some employers fail to adhere to this duty, which can result in accidents and injured workers. Workplace accidents can range from broken and fractured bones to catastrophic spinal cord injuries…. Read More »

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Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

The unfortunate reality of pursuing a workers’ compensation claim is that the employers and their insurance providers will deny even the most legitimate claim. Although your claim can be denied for a number of reasons, you can go through an appeals process to ensure that the legitimacy of your claim is noticed and addressed…. Read More »

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Labor Department Calls for Study of Federal Role in Workers’ Comp Laws

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

In the aftermath of changes made to state workers’ compensation laws, the Labor Department is asking for a deeper look into federal oversight and minimum benefits. Nationwide, states have implemented new workers’ compensation laws that have allegedly limited benefits, reduced the chances of successfully applying for benefits, and discourages injured workers from applying for… Read More »

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Repetitive Stress Injuries at the Workplace

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

While most work-related injuries are caused by a single event, some injuries sustained at the workplace develop overtime from repetitive movements performed on a daily basis. These types of injuries are referred to as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) and may be recovered through the workers’ compensation system. RSIs lead to chronic pain and can… Read More »

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Preparing to Meet With Your Workers’ Comp Lawyer

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident and came to realization that you need a workers’ compensation attorney, the next step is hiring the right lawyer. After you’ve done your research and made the proper phone calls, you’ll likely have an initial consultation or meeting set up with your attorney. In this blog,… Read More »

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Signs It’s Time to Change Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

After suffering work-related injury, you have every right to take legal action and pursue the compensation you deserve. The quality of representation, however, is up to you – sticking with a substandard lawyer can compromise the outcome of your case. In this blog, our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney explains how to know it’s time… Read More »

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Preparing For Your Independent Medical Exam

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

After initiating the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, there’s a chance that you’ll be asked to undergo an independent medical exam, or IME. If there are any questions or disputes over the benefits you’re entitled to in your case, the insurance company handling your claim will request an IME. Because these types… Read More »

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5 Common Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Mistakes

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

Workers’ compensation is an important resource for employees who have been injured on the job. Unfortunately, many individuals do not receive the benefits that they deserve due to a few simple errors. In this blog, our Atlanta workers’ comp attorneys take a look at five of the most common mistakes. 1. Not Reporting Your… Read More »

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