Frequently asked questions about Workers’ Compensation in Georgia

Workers’ comp cases are governed and adjudicated by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, located in Atlanta (with satellite offices in other cities across the state).  In the last few years, it’s updated its website to include several resources for persons who’ve been injured at work in Georgia and need some guidance with questions or […]

What happens after my attorney and I resolve my workers’ comp case?

One of the benefits of being an Atlanta workers compensation attorney is maintaining a relationship with my clients. I often like to check in with clients a few weeks, months, or even years after they’ve resolved their case and, hopefully, moved on to new vocations or educational opportunities that their bodies will allow after their […]

Why should I hire a workers’ comp attorney if my claim is accepted?

I recently spoke to an insurance adjuster regarding a new client I signed up, and she said something I’ve heard from adjusters (and potential clients a few times) many, many times:  “We’re surprised he’s hired an attorney.  His case is accepted!” I tried to be polite.  I didn’t want to reveal things my client had […]

Sedgwick Claims Management fined over $1M for its utilization review practices in CA

Two years ago, we wrote about how Sedgwick CMS’s unreasonable delays in delivering treatment to an injured worker killed him.  Well, they’ve recently agreed to a $1,129,600 settlement in response to the allegations brought by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board for labor code violations stemming from Sedgwick’s utilization review practices. What is utilization review, […]

the Latin American Association’s “Latina Empowerment” conference

Many of our clients over the years have been from the Latino/Latina community, and we’re lucky to have a bilingual paralegal who helps with communicating with native Spanish speakers.  Last weekend, Michael Moebes, Angelica Rosso, and Tatiana Bush attended the Latina Empowerment conference, as Moebes Law LLC was an exhibiting sponsor. This was the organization’s […]

What will the taxes be on my workers’ comp benefits or settlement?

As a Atlanta workers comp lawyer, every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “none.”  However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you’re being paid, that amount is […]