Emergency Needs Fund – McIntosh, Glynn, Camden counties, & communities along the Georgia’s coast.

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation in partnership with the United Way of Coastal Georgia will open its Community Emergency Needs Fund to receive gifts and make grants in response to the spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) ​pandemic. This will be a flexible resource able respond to the emergent needs of the residents of Coastal Georgia who […]

The Importance of Underinsured Motorist (UM) Insurance Coverage:

Before Georgia began requiring that every motorist have liability (or “at-fault”) insurance coverage, a small accident could have huge economic repercussions for those injured.    Currently, every vehicle on Georgia public roads has to have a minimum of $25,000.00 in liability insurance coverage.  So, if you are in a car crash where the other driver is […]

Medical Appointments

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS – CALL FIRST  / CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT IS STILL GOING FORWARD         In light of the Coronavirus, everyone who has a scheduled medical appointment should first call to confirm that their medical appointment is still going forward.  A lot of physicians and medical-related-facilities have suspended non-urgent visits.  The medical staff should help you […]

Order of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation

Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court issued an order on March 14, 2020 declaring a statewide judicial emergency due to the spread of COVID-19….Whereas the Chief Justice’s order extends and otherwise grants relief from deadlines which can be applicable to workers’ compensation claims such as the following: statutes of limitations, time within which discovery or any aspect thereof is to be completed, time within which to serve a party, time within which to appeal or seek the right to appeal any order, ruling, or other determination

Notice Regarding Hearings and Mediations

The State Board of Workers’ Compensation continues to be open for business.  However, the Board is actively monitoring developments regarding COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus.  The safety and wellbeing of our staff and visitors are of utmost concern. In accordance with state guidelines concerning limiting COVID-19 exposure, workers’ compensation hearings scheduled for the period Monday, March 16, 2020 […]

THE GEORGIA TTD MAXIMUM COMPENSATION RATE INCREASED IN 2019: The first Increase in Three Years

As of July 1, 2019, the maximum temporary total disability (TTD) compensation rate in Georgia is $675.00 per week. The $675.00 per week was an increase of $100 to the former maximum compensation rate of $575.00. The maximum TTD compensation rate between 07/01/2016 through 06/30/2019 was $575.00 per week. This $100 increase to the TTD […]