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By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

At Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP, our Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals who have suffered injuries while on the job. We are equipped to competently handle workers’ compensation claims and settlements, as well as, various types of construction accidents and personal injuries. If you are need an attorney who knows how… Read More »

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New Firefighter Bill Could Provide Workers’ Comp for Cancer

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A new bill passed by the Georgia House of Representatives would make it possible for firefighters to receive workers’ compensation for certain cancer diagnoses. As WTOC.com reports, the new bill would make cancer a recognized occupational disease for firefighters across the state. According to experts, advances in firefighter safety gear have not totally eliminated… Read More »

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5 Common Types Of Construction Accidents

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There are many potential dangers on a construction site, but some types of accidents happen with alarming frequency. In this blog, we take a look at five of the most common and most dangerous types of construction accidents in Georgia. If you or a loved one have been injured, call our Atlanta workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Who Qualifies For Workers’ Compensation?

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As the name suggests, workers’ compensation is designed to provide benefits to injured workers. However, this is not the full story – there are many people in the U.S. who are considered “workers,” but are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Employees vs. Independent Contractors In order to qualify for workers’ compensation, you must… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Employer for a Workplace Injury?

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In most Georgia personal injury claims, the injured party has the right to pursue fair compensation by filing a lawsuit against the negligent party, or another liable party such as their insurance company. When your injuries occur on the job, however, you have much more limited recourse to recover damages. When you are hurt… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation: The Facts

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You may have heard the term in conversation at the water cooler, or perhaps seen a commercial on TV that talked about workers’ compensation, or “workers’ comp” for short. But, what is it exactly? Defining workers’ comp Workers’ compensation is a special kind of insurance that all employers in Georgia with three or more… Read More »

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What is Considered an On the Job Illness, Injury, or Death?

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Injuries and illnesses that result from one’s job duties can be serious. They can have a significant impact on the employee’s life and cause a lot of stress, particularly as it relates to his or her health and well-being. But, what exactly is considered a work-related injury or illness and when are they covered… Read More »

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Construction Site Injuries and Safety: Workers’ Compensation on the Job Site

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OHSA), 4,405 workers died on the job in 2013.1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 796 deaths in construction alone, the highest number of the deaths occurring with construction laborers, first-line supervisors/managers, extraction workers, roofers, carpenters and electricians.2 With these statistics, it is… Read More »

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New Year, New Injury: Workers’ Comp for New Employees

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It’s a new year full of possibilities, opportunities and wonderful things. Perhaps you even have a new job. With some new jobs you may encounter more physical and complex tasks, which can sometimes result in a workplace injury. It is important to know that you are covered under workers compensation from your first day… Read More »

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Help for the Holidays: When You’re Injured on a Seasonal Job

By Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP |

The holidays are a fun time to spend with friends and share in traditions. It’s also a great time to find a part-time job as stores seek extra help for the chaotic retail season. Thousands of temporary employees are hired during the holiday season into such positions as retail staff, warehouse personnel, package handlers… Read More »

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