Category: Legal News and Oddities


Is cutting off workers’ compensation benefits to illegal aliens a good idea?

There’s been a proposed bill for the Georgia Legislature that would attempt to change the current law in Georgia, which allows for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of citizenship status. Is this a good idea? Let’s see. It would give incentives to local businesses to hire illegal aliens instead of U.S. citizens, since doing so would keep workers’ compensation insurance premiums down  … Read more

Whom should I have testify at my Atlanta workers’ compensation hearing?

An Atlanta police officer is taking his Georgia workers’ compensation case to a hearing at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in Atlanta, and several of his colleagues from the APD are rallying around him and his case to support his fight to get the medical care he needs to recover from his workplace injuries. Just as  … Read more

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

Macon workers’ compensation administrative law judge orders access to Facebook and MySpace pages

If you have a Georgia workers’ compensation claim and use social media, such asMySpace, FaceBook, Foursquare, and the like, please be aware that your status updates, pictures, and check-in locations are likely monitored by investigators, adjusters, and defense attorneys.  Hopefully, by now, most folks realize their internet exclamations aren’t private. However, even if your updates and posts  … Read more

Hispanic workers’ fatality rate up 76% over past 15 years

USA Today recently reported that, while workplace fatalities are down overall, Hispanic workplace fatalities are significantly up right now.  Certainly, if your spouse, parent, or other relative has been killed at work in Atlanta, please contact my Atlanta workers’ compensation law office for a free consultation regarding your rights as an heir.  Benefits after a workplace fatality vary by  … Read more

Georgians’ wages to go up on Friday, July 24th

As an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney, I monitor developments in employee benefits and wages, as increases can affect injured workers’ temporary total disability (TTD) rates if they are completely disabled after a workplace injury in Atlanta, or their temporary partial disability rates (TPD), if they are partially disabled after getting hurt at work in Atlanta. Accordingly, the coming increase  … Read more

Atlantans Vent about Georgia Workers’ Compensation Rights

The “vent” in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution allows readers a chance to display their frustrations.  A few days ago, the following rhetorical question was posted:  What good is Georgia’s Worker’s Comp program if it allows employers to fire you immediately upon filing a claim???? While Georgia does not have a cause of action for termination in this fashion  … 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

Atlanta Police with Workers’ Compensation Injuries Mistreated

This video shows the negative consequences of delayed medical treatment after a workplace injury.  It focuses on Atlanta police officers. Even if you are on workers’ compensation benefits and are getting your medical care covered by your employer’s workers’ comp insurer, you should discuss your case with an attorney who specializes in Georgia workers compensation claims to ensure  … Read more