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February 2019 Archives

What is the workers' compensation rate for lost wages?

One of the benefits of being an employee in Georgia is that your employer most likely must carry workers' compensation insurance under the law. Worker's compensation provides you with benefits if you are injured while at work. This insurance takes the burden off you and your employer. While pretty much every workers' compensation claim results in the payment of related medical expenses, you may also find you can get compensation for lost wages.

Why was my disability claim denied?

Most likely, you thought Social Security Disability Insurance benefits would bring you some relief. If you are suffering from a medical condition or injury that prevents you from working, SSDI can provide you with funds to assist you with your bills and lost wages. However, you have to qualify, and then you must apply.

What do field sobriety tests prove?

If you know someone who has been arrested for and charged with a drunk driving offense in Georgia, you might know that they were asked to take field sobriety tests before they were arrested. You may not, however, fully understand what these tests are or how they may be used by prosecutors and law enforcement.

When a driver is extremely tired

Many people experience fatigue on a daily basis, whether they have to deal with stress around the household or in the office. Some people, however, may become extremely tired on certain occasions for a variety of reasons. Moreover, driving while in this state can be very dangerous and may result in a motor vehicle collision which claims lives or causes those involved to suffer serious injuries. If you ever find yourself too tired to drive safely, it is important to stay off of the road until you have rested. Sadly, some drivers choose to ignore this advice.

How does medical debt impact credit rating?

Having any type of debt has some effect on your credit rating in Georgia. However, not all debt is created equal in the eyes of the credit bureaus. One type of debt that they may treat in a different way is medical debt. Due to the state of healthcare many people have medical debts on their credit records. It is not uncommon at all. It is also a special type of debt because it is much different than credit cards or loans. Typically, if you have medical debt, it is because you truly cannot afford to pay it.