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April 2018 Archives

What are the categories of criminal charges?

If you are facing criminal charges in Georgia, it is essential that you understand the crimes you are charged with. You also must know what category of crime you are being charged with. The different categories of crimes will typically determine the sentence you could face and how a conviction may affect you for the rest of your life.

Do I get to choose my own doctor for workers' compensation?

If you get injured on the job in Georgia, you will likely make a workers' compensation claim. This claim allows you to get payment for medical expenses and in some cases, lost wages.  It is important to get the proper medical care and follow all the requirements or else your claim could be denied. You may want to quickly rush to your doctor and get care, but, according to the State Board of Workers' Compensation, you generally must see a doctor approved by your employer in order to have a valid workers' compensation claim.

You do not need to be embarrassed about filing for bankruptcy

There are a number of emotions that you and other Georgia residents may experience in the period leading up to your decision to file for personal bankruptcy – despair, uncertainty and shame may be among them. You might also feel a sense of hope that your financial troubles are about to end. However, at the Harriss and Hartman Law Firm, P.C., we have found that most people who file for bankruptcy have negative feelings about the event. They might feel ashamed or guilty that they are taking this route to get out of debt.

How does the FDA keep us safe?

The government has many regulations on industries that supply products to consumers. These regulations are important to keeping you and your family safe. While Georgia has agencies that provide consumer protection, the federal agencies are those you probably have heard of the most. One such agency is the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which is the agency responsible for monitoring and managing the safety of food products

Can I receive Social Security disability for being depressed?

It is commonly understood that mental or physical handicaps can prevent people from keeping up a regular job. However, some Georgia residents may wonder if Social Security grants disability benefits for people suffering from depression. When we think of clinical depression, it goes beyond a simple feeling of sadness or melancholy to something that can damage a person's quality of life. The Social Security website describes specifically how far depression should go for someone to qualify for disability benefits.

What you should know when considering Chapter 13 bankruptcy

The decision to file for bankruptcy is not an easy choice to make. While many are hesitant to take this step, there are actually many benefits to choosing this method to deal with your debt. Depending on the nature of your debt, your income and other factors, Chapter 13 bankruptcy could be the ideal choice for you.