Law Office Of William F Underwood - March 2020

6 EMPOWERING BOOKS ABOUT GIRLS TO READ WITH YOUR KIDS A PARENT’S GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

‘Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell’ by Tanya Lee Stone The title of this book says it all! In it, the author tells the story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first American woman to don the white doctor’s coat at a time when most girls were expected to stay home. This book is recommended for kids ages 5 and up, as is its sequel, “Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace.” ‘Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World’ by Rachel Ignotofsky This beautifully illustrated book reads almost like a collection of folktales, following the careers of women in STEM “from the ancient to the modern world.” There’s no better way to share the stories of brilliant ladies like Jane Goodall, Katia Krafft, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas with your kids. Check out the companion books about women in art and sports, too! ‘Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers’ by Sarah Warren This short book for 6–8-year-olds tells the story of Dolores Huerta, an often-overlooked American activist who helped lead the charge for the rights of immigrant workers. A teacher by trade, Dolores was inspired to become “a warrior, an organizer, and a peacemaker” by her students. Don’t miss this chance to share her tale with your little ones! visits and provide the doctor with a full and accurate report. This ensures complete transparency. Your visit will likely only be covered if you see a doctor within your employer’s network. How long do I have to be out of work before workers’ compensation starts? This can be confusing, as the statute is a little unclear. Georgia code states an employee needs to be out of work at least one week before the first payment is due, and they will be paid for the second week at that time. Then they will have to be out of work for 21 consecutive days after that before they receive the next three weeks of payment. Afterward, payments will be consistent for up to 400 weeks. Will my salary be properly compensated? Many people believe they will receive much less than what they were earning, but the state of Georgia recently saw the highest increase in workers’ compensation payments since Trey has been practicing law! You can now receive two-thirds of your weekly salary at a maximum of $675 per week. Our team can help workers who make much more with other options. We know you will have many additional questions, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our team by calling 229-888-0888 and learn more online at PuttingPeopleFirst.law.

This year, men and women around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day with lectures, panels, and marches on

March 8, but have you thought about how you can bring the spirit of celebrating women’s rights into your home? If you haven’t planned a family activity around girl power yet, consider adding some inspiring tales of real-life women to your bedtime story routine. A few years ago for Women’s History Month, HuffPost rounded up 17 such books, and we’ve picked some of our favorites! If you’re on the hunt for reading material, head to the library and check one of these stories out.

‘Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History … and Our Future!’ by Kate Schatz This book explores 26 women of all stripes, one for each letter of the alphabet. Snag a copy to share the stories of Billie Jean King, Rachel Carson, Sonia Sotomayor, and more with your kids ages 8 and up! For a similar read focused on incredible girls rather than women, check out “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World” by Susan Hood.

INJURED ON THE JOB? Your Common Workers’ Compensation Questions Answered

When you’re injured at work, you can have many questions. How serious is the injury? Will I be able to work again? How will I pay my bills or feed my family? Will I be properly compensated?

At the Law Offices of William F. Underwood III, P.C., we’ve heard them all. We understand what it’s like to be worried about your future, and when you add filing a workers' compensation claim to the mix, that stress is compounded. Our team can help you navigate the confusing waters, and we’re going to start by answering a few of your most common questions. Do I need to go to the doctor, and will workers’ compensation cover it? A physician can be your biggest defender and your biggest weakness in a workers’ compensation case. You

should visit the doctor after an injury, and this visit can be covered by workers’ compensation. However, you must maintain consistent

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