Category: Choosing a Workers’ Comp Lawyer


Can I borrow money from my workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia?

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Rules prohibit attorneys from lending money to their clients. Sometimes, unscrupulous attorneys will try to draw clients to their firms with promises of monetary loans or gifts in exchange for signing up to be represented by their firms.  However, this is an ethical breach and is clearly against the governing  … Read more

If I’m getting medical benefits from workers’ comp, do I need an attorney?

If you’re currently on workers’ compensation benefits and are getting medical care through the workers’ comp doctor, please know that the doctor has been chosen by the insurance company with the expectation that you are to be released back to full duty work as quickly as possible for as little cost as possible and with  … Read more

My lawyer waits 3 weeks to call me back, and when he finally does, I’m pretty sure he’s drunk. Should I fire him?

Sadly, you are not the first person to ask me this question and provide me this back story. I’ll tell you what I told the first person whose attorney only returned calls late at night, from a bar, and three weeks after he had left 70 voicemails: fax him a termination letter. It’s okay. Peace  … Read more

I just got a letter saying my workers’ compensation benefits will be cut off. Now what?

Don’t panic just yet. In the past few weeks, I’ve seen several WC-2 filings indicating a client’s workers’ compensation disability benefits were about to be suspended, but the insurance adjuster did something incorrectly, meaning benefits were immediately recommenced (along with some penalties and fees). For example, if the adjuster filed a WC-240 commanding you to  … Read more

My workers’ compensation lawyer says I have a deposition this week. Can I just skip it?

When you file a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia, more than likely, the defense attorney is going to schedule your deposition. It’s your opportunity to answer questions about your injury and its aftermath while showing what a great witness you’ll make at any upcoming hearing. While you may not want to spend a couple of hours  … Read more

Should I show up for my Atlanta workers’ compensation hearing without my attorney?

As we’ve already learned, Georgia workers’ compensation hearings are frequently postponed.  What if you’ve received a Notice of Hearing in the mail, and the hearing is a day or two away, but you haven’t heard from your workers’ comp attorney?  Do you show up at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation anyway? No. When I was  … Read more

It’s April 15. Does this mean I need an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney?

Having trouble paying your taxes because you’ve been injured at work in Georgia? Then you need a workers’ compensation attorney. Frustrated because the Titanic sank on this day, like your income potential from getting hurt? You obviously need a good workers’ comp lawyer. Trying to figure out whether anyone will bring you chocolate on Earth  … Read more

My Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney looks a shade over 12. Should I be concerned?

No.  More than likely, his youthful appearance is due to his passionate representation of his clients and a strong belief in what he does. Have you ever seen someone who’s spent 20 years at a job he didn’t like? It shows. Such people have bad posture and frown lines.  They also swear a lot. Another  … Read more

Atlantans Hurt at Work Physically Often Depressed, Anxious

Many of my clients, after suffering a physical injury at work, find themselves losing interest in activities they used to enjoy. They often want to sleep twice as many hours as they used to need to feel rested. They’re anxious. They begin feeling hopeless. Sometimes, an Atlanta attorney who handles workers’ compensation cases can forget that not everyone  … Read more