A lady in Macon named Barbara was getting workers’ compensation indemnity benefits and died. Not wanting to see these checks go to waste, her daughter, April, decided to start cashing the future checks and keeping the money for herself. This was a bad idea. What April should have done was notify the workers’ comp insurance … Read more
Six years ago today–April 6, 2009–was my first day as an Atlanta workers’ compensation claimants’ attorney (after five years of workers’ comp defense work). I began with a new Macbook and a scanner in a small office in Piedmont Center. Now, we have multiple “Mac mini” servers, four paralegals, multiple offices in downtown Atlanta, and … Read more
I took the above picture at the Krewe of Thoth parade Sunday in New Orleans, where I was glad to see this krewe supports our troops just like our firm does. Happy Mardi Gras!
Every year about this time, I get questions similar to the above one about whether or not the workers’ compensation insurer will send a claimant tax forms accounting for the weekly TTD (temporary total disability) checks or settlement funds from the previous year. I’m not a CPA or a tax attorney, but since workers’ comp … Read more
Yes, Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws provide for coverage of such injuries. We frequently see carpal tunnel injuries from repetitive motion at work, but there are other injuries that can result from this activity, too (we’ve seen it several times with shoulders and knees, for example). For such cases, workers comp attorneys usually use the last … Read more
Every year, I enjoy seeing the fruits of North Carolina lawyer Leonard Jernigan, Jr.’s research regarding workers’ comp fraud in the U.S., especially since most people thing this type of thing is perpetuated by claimants, when year after year, billions of dollars of fraud are actually committed by the employers who gripe about injured workers’ … Read more
I get this question from time to time, and I got it again today. Excusing my obvious bias, the answer is “yes.” Most of the time, when I get this call, the injured worker who has called me never saw a panel of physicians–he was told where to go for medical treatment and never knew … Read more
I have a client whose de facto husband–with whom she had two sons–died in a roofing accident. Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, the sons can receive the workers’ compensation benefits at the weekly rate to which he would be entitled had he lived (2/3 his average weekly wage up to the $525 per week … Read more
How do I pick the right workers’ compensation doctor from my employer’s panel of physicians? This video will help:
Our founding partner, Michael Moebes, has had the privilege of serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom three times between 2003 and 2008. The included pictures were taken during his most recent deployment to Balad, Iraq in 2007-2008. We wish all American veterans a day of peace and gratitude today.