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Five Characteristics Of A Good Lawyer

• Jul 17th, 2013

Finding a good lawyer when you need one is not an easy task Lawyers are a dime a dozen but finding a good lawyer when you need one is not an easy task.  Most people have never had to hire a lawyer and then when the need arrives they are not sure where to go […]



What Can You Do If You Are Not Happy With Your Lawyer

• Jul 11th, 2013

Do you find yourself in this situation?  You have hired a lawyer to represent you in your work injury claim but you have grown frustrated with the lawyer and feel that he or she is not doing the best job possible for you.  There are various reasons why people become disenchanted with their lawyer.  Quite […]



Six Tips For Finding The Best Personal Injury Lawyer- Why Big Is Not Better

• Jul 10th, 2013

As I have posted before with regard to workers’ compensation lawyers,  big can be a good thing like when you can go to Walmart and meet all of your shopping needs, groceries, clothing, auto supplies, etc.  However, big is not better when hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you in a personal injury claim, […]



Why A Big Law Firm Is Not Better – Four Tips For Finding The Best Workers Compensation Lawyer

• Jul 3rd, 2013

Sometimes big is a good thing like when you can go to Walmart and meet all of your shopping needs, groceries, clothing, auto supplies, etc.  However, big is not better when hiring a lawyer to represent you in an auto accident or workers compensation claim.



3 Reasons Why You Should Not Apply For Social Security Disability During Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

• Jun 20th, 2013

Many people apply for Social Security Disability while they are receiving workers’ compensation benefits.  In most instances this is a mistake.  When you are injured on the job in Georgia you will receive medical care and weekly benefits if you are unable to work.  Many injured workers are concerned that they will not be able […]



GA Workers Compensation Weekly Benefit – How It Is Calculated

• May 22nd, 2013

Once you have been totally disabled by the authorized treating physician your GA workers compensation weekly benefits will begin.  Your compensation rate is based on the average wage for the thirteen weeks prior to your date of injury.  The insurance company sends a form to the employer (WC-6) and the employer inputs your gross wages […]



The First Four Crucial Steps To Take After a Work Injury Georgia

• May 15th, 2013

  1. Tell your supervisor immediately and ask for medical attention if you have had a work injury Georgia One of the biggest mistakes an injured worker makes is to wait before telling the supervisor of the accident or work injury Georgia.  Many people wait hoping that the injury is minor and that it will […]



Big Changes To Georgia Workers Compensation Mileage Law

• May 14th, 2013

My last blog discussed the changes in an injured workers’ medical benefits as of July 1, 2013.  Other changes will affect the injured worker as well.  One positive change is the workers’ compensation mileage reimbursement benefit.  An injured worker has a right to be paid a mileage expense for his or her trips to and […]



Big Changes to Workers Compensation Law In Georgia

• May 3rd, 2013

Workers compensation law in Georgia has had relatively few changes over the past few years.  This year, however,  the Georgia Legislature passed changes to the Statute that will effect the rights of the injured worker in both good and bad ways.



Workers Compensation Benefits

• Apr 28th, 2013

  Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Workers Compensation Benefits This benefit is paid to an employee who is unable to work as determined by the authorized treating physician.  If the treating physician determines that you are totally disabled for a period of time you will receive this weekly benefit.   This amount paid each week is two-thirds […]



Personal Injury Cases – Types Of Compensation Available

• Apr 9th, 2013

  When you have been injured in an accident  (a car accident, slip or fall, etc,)  you are entitled to damages in the form of money by the person or company found to be legally responsible for the accident. In personal injury cases this person or company would be the defendant. 



Personal Injury Claim – Why You Need A Lawyer

• Apr 8th, 2013

It is always advisable to seek the services of a reputable law firm in Georgia for representation in personal injury claims. Some may opt to pursue their personal injury claim themselves but they always find in the end that they should have hired an attorney. A personal injury lawyer is knows the law and knows […]



Workers’ Comp Claim, How Long Do I Have To File?

• Apr 4th, 2013

  Just like personal injury and wrongful death claims, employees who  have been injured have a time limit within which to file for workers’ comp claim in GA. Not only should the time limit for filing a workers’ comp claim be adhered to, but the time frame for notifying the employer about the injury must […]



3 Reasons Why You Need To Hire An Atlanta Workers Compensation Lawyer

• Apr 1st, 2013

People are hurt on their jobs every day in Georgia. Employers with more than three employees are required to have workers’ compensation insurance that will cover a worker if he or she has an accident and suffers an injury that arises out of their employment. Many people feel that they can handle their claim themselves […]



Hiring A Lawyer For Your Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation Claim: Myths by Insurance Adjusters

• Mar 26th, 2013

Many people are often skeptic when it comes to hiring a lawyer for your personal injury or workers’ compensation claim. They are often of the view that hiring a lawyer will only take a large piece of their pie and leave them with a lesser monetary amount from their claim than if they had done […]



Can You Sue Your Employer If You Are Fired After A Workers’ Compensation Injury

• Mar 5th, 2013

I am asked if I can sue my employer at least once a month by one of my clients or someone calling me for advice. The answer is,”no”, you can not sue your employer.  Georgia is a termination-at-will state. The “AT WILL” employment doctrine in Georgia means that most employees usually are regarded as employees […]



Catastrophic Injury Georgia

• Mar 4th, 2013

  A Catastrophic Injury Can Be Life-Changing and Permanent On a daily basis, many workers are faced with working with dangerous heavy equipment and raw materials. This within itself creates an unsafe working environment. Even though employers take the necessary precautions required by law to protect employees from workplace injuries, they unfortunately still occur. Being […]



Light Duty Job – Know Your Rights

• Feb 26th, 2013

You have been totally disabled by the treating physician and then the doctor decides you can do a light duty job. Don’t just return to work because the employer “says” they have light duty job for you. The employer and insurer must follow a certain procedure dictated by the law as outlined in the Statute. […]



Workers Compensation Doctors – Can I See My Own Doctor

• Feb 26th, 2013

When you are injured on the job you should be given the opportunity to choose a workers compensation doctor from the posted panel of physicians.  It is required under Georgia law that the employer maintain a workers compensation panel of six doctors.  The employer should not just tell you which doctor to go see but […]



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