What do I do if I Get Hurt on the Job in Georgia?

Posted by Bryan Ramos, Ramos Law Firm on Apr 5, 2018 11:17:51 AM

Being hurt at work can be very frustrating and confusing for many people.   In Georgia, the Workers’ Compensation Act applies to businesses with three or more regular employees.  Generally, any physical injury or accident that arose out of and in the course of employment qualifies for workers’ compensation. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

What is a Return to Work Program?

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 25, 2018 4:58:30 PM

You may have heard the term “Return to Work program” if you’ve been injured on the job. Traditionally, these types of programs were introduced as a way to help employers save on workers’ compensation costs by allowing the injured worker to slowly transition back into the workforce. Now, Return to Work (RTW) programs have taken on a much more employee-friendly approach, helping to meet the needs of both the employer and employee.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Workers' Comp Drug Formulary Coming to Indiana in 2019

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

At the beginning of March, the Indiana legislature passed SB 369, a bill to establish a workers’ comp drug formulary for the state of Indiana.  The bill had significant support in both the House and Senate and the Governor is now being urged to sign the bill into law.  As we know, every formulary is unique and Indiana’s proposal is no different. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Building Blocks of a Drug Formulary

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 13, 2018 11:36:25 AM

Another year, another legislative session, and another handful of ways to tackle a drug formulary.  Since 2011 when Texas introduced their closed drug formulary to the workers' comp world, states have been lining up to discuss if a drug formulary is right for them. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

What is Worker Misclassification?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 20, 2018 2:07:10 PM

If you’ve been following workers’ compensation in recent years, you may have heard the phrase “worker misclassification”.  While the misclassification problem isn’t new, how states are approaching it is. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Reining in Requirements on Compound Medications

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Compound medications, or compounding, is the process of creating a custom medication to treat a patient’s individual medical condition.  To create a compound, a physician will write a compound prescription, which lists the exact amount and combination of drugs to be used to meet a patient’s needs.  The prescription is then sent to the pharmacy, who creates the compound drug.  Some compound prescriptions require a special compounding pharmacy to create, while others can be made in a licensed pharmacy – it all depends on the combination of ingredients and goal of the product.   

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Seasonal Employees: What You Should Know

Posted by Daniel Lamkin on Nov 21, 2017 8:10:00 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, many companies are preparing for the higher volume of business by hiring seasonal employees. In 2016 alone, retailers in the United States hired around 570,000 people just for the holiday season. In 2017, employers are expected to hire even more! If you, like many others, plan to seek seasonal employment this year, there are a few important things you should know to help protect yourself from getting lost in the holiday employment shuffle.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Why Choose a Home Delivery Pharmacy for Your Prescriptions?

Posted by Bryanne Caso on Nov 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When you have a prescription to fill, what makes you pick one pharmacy over another? Sometimes its convenience: it’s around the corner from your home, or it’s in the lobby of the hospital you were discharged from. Often filling a prescription can be more complicated, especially when you’re a workers’ comp claimant. A home delivery pharmacy, especially a home delivery pharmacy that specializes in workers’ compensation, may suit your specific needs better than a retail pharmacy.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Why Can't I Choose My Pharmacy Under Workers' Comp?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Workers' compensation is not like traditional health care, and your coverage isn’t like your normal health insurance coverage.  The reason? Because under workers’ compensation your employer is paying for your treatment. For the most part, you aren’t expected to put out any money when receiving workers’ comp benefits. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Uber and Alternative Workers’ Comp Insurance

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 6, 2017 11:50:24 AM

With the growing popularity of the “gig economy”, especially companies like Uber, a Transportation Network Company (TNC), questions about protecting workers have come front and center.  Most drivers for Uber are considered independent contractors which exempts them from some needed protections including workers’ comp.  But recently TNCs and insurance companies have been exploring ways to provide better protections for TNC drivers.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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