Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta has the distinction of being Georgia’s capital city, the county seat of Fulton County and the largest city in Georgia.Atlanta has a population of 432,427 (2011 U.S. Census estimate), while the Atlanta metro region has a population of over 6 million.

Established in 1837, Atlanta played a vital role in national events from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Today, Atlanta boasts three modern skylines with tall skyscrapers in the Peach tree, Downtown and Buckhead districts, which are home to the global headquarters of major corporations such as Coca-Cola, UPS, Home Depot and Delta Airlines. Surrounding these business districts are residential neighborhoods under lush tree canopies.

Atlanta is a major transportation hub for the southeastern United States with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being one the world’s busiest airports. With more than 30 colleges and universities located in Atlanta, higher education plays a significant role in the city’s economy.

Millions of tourists visit Atlanta each year for the eclectic mix of sites. Popular tourist attractions include the World of Coca-Cola, watching the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, The CNN Studio Tour and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

A modern city with a highly educated population, Atlanta retains Southern culture and charm. The perfect balance of contemporary living with southern hospitality makes Atlanta the jewel of the South.

Atlanta Services for Workers’ Compensation

The Injured Workers Resource Site is a valuable source of information for Georgia residents injured in work-related accidents, providing an Internet forum where anyone attempting to collect workers’ compensation benefits can discuss their situation with others facing the same problems. The website does not offer legal advice; just support for injured persons and their families and guidance and suggestions to help them cope while waiting for workers’ compensation benefits.

State Board of Workers’ Compensation: The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation has local mediation sites throughout the state. In Atlanta, the office is located at 270 Peach tree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Claimants can also call 404-656-3818404-656-3818 for assistance.

Atlanta Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers

There are more than 60 hospitals in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Notable hospitals and rehabilitation centers include:

Emory University Hospital Emergency Department: Emergency medical physicians and nursing specialists staff the emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over 26,000 patients are treated annually. Emory is located at 1364 Clifton Road in Atlanta.

Emory Healthcare Rehabilitation Medicine, located in the Emory University medical complex, treats persons who have had a stroke, brain injury, neurological disorder, spinal cord injury, orthopedic condition or amputation.

The Atlanta Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, one of only two in Atlanta. The hospital, located at 303 Parkway Drive in Atlanta, is the third-busiest trauma center in the state of Georgia.

Grady Memorial Hospital also has a Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Unit that handles almost 3,000 acute trauma admissions each year. The hospital is located at 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive in Downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta Court Resources (Fulton County)

The Municipal Court of Atlanta primarily handles quality-of-life crimes and traffic or parking offenses occurring within the city limits. A community court division offers rehabilitative services for first-time offenders. It is located at 150 Garnett Street SW, Atlanta

The State Court of Fulton County may exercise jurisdiction over all misdemeanor violations, including traffic cases, and all civil actions, regardless of the amount claimed, unless the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction. It is located at 185 Central Avenue, Atlanta.

The Superior Court of Fulton County is Georgia’s busiest general jurisdiction trial court. The Superior Court hears civil, major criminal and domestic relations cases. Drug Court, the Family Division and Business Court offer specialized services to Fulton County residents. The Superior Court of Fulton County encompasses the entire Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Fifth Judicial Administrative District. The court is located at 136 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta.

The highest court in Georgia is the Supreme Court, which is also located in Atlanta, at 40 Capitol Square.

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