Category: Help for Injuries


Can I get my medical mileage paid while on workers’ compensation in Georgia?

If your Georgia workers’ compensation claim is compensable, your employer and/or its workers’ compensation insurance company will pay for your medical expenses when traveling to authorized medical providers. This can include the following expenses: mileage (currently $.40/mile) to and from the doctor’s office, physical therapist’s office, and pharmacy parking at the medical providers’ offices meal  … Read more

I can’t make ends meet on temporary disability benefits. Do I have options?

Certainly, living off of 2/3 your pre-injury wage can be difficult, especially if you used to make more than $750/week and are stuck at the maximum workers’ compensation rate in Georgia of $500/week. There are a couple of options you can employ to try and get some assistance. First, there are several companies that offer  … Read more

If I’m a healthcare professional and hurt my back at work, do I have more say in my medical care?

Several of my clients are nurses, nurse practitioners, or physicians’ assistants. They tend injure their backs while lifting patients: disc bulges, disc protrusions, herniated discs, sciatica, etc. Because they have backgrounds in medicine, they often want to have more control and “say” in how their care is delivered. If your workers’ compensation claim is accepted  … 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

In injured on the job in Georgia, how do I have to give notice?

A workers’ compensation lawyer in metro Atlanta recently asked me to represent his client during oral arguments given to the appellate level of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. The issue was whether or not adequate notice was given after an injury at work in Atlanta. Believe it or not, an appellate court in Georgia has held that, even when an  … Read more

Atlanta Workers Can Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In my Atlanta workers’ compensation practice, I often encounter injured workers who have developed pain in their wrists and hands. While most of us have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as an ailment many administrative assistants can develop from years of typing, CTS can also be trauma induced and begin after a fall. Other risk factors for CTS  … 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

Injured Workers in Atlanta Find Their Voice in Mos Def

While an injured worker in Atlanta should absolutely seek assistance from an expert workers’ compensation attorney in Atlanta, he may also find solace in Mos Def’s newest album, The Ecstatic, which features a track called, “Workers’ Comp.” To quote a review from CDInsight.com, the song speaks “about tough times in life and work, specific to our economic troubles. It  … Read more

Injured workers in Atlanta wonder, “Can I afford a lawyer?”

I frequently meet with injured workers who have concerns over the costs associated with hiring an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney.  Please rest assured that injury lawsuits are taken on a contingency basis, meaning we are not paid unless you are.  Thus, when your case settles or you are awarded workers’ compensation benefits, only then will our firm get  … Read more

Aggravated an old work injury in Georgia? You may still have a case!

Georgia workers’ compensation law contemplates past injuries and their propensity to “flare up” or “aggravate” months, or even years, after an injury when an employee continues working.  Oftentimes when I’m consulting with an injured worker in Atlanta, he will be concerned that the pain he’s feeling while working will not be a compensable workers’ compensation injury,  … Read more