Category: Is this a work-related injury?


If I get hurt on the job, return to work for over 2 years, and then have to quit due to pain, can I get workers’ comp benefits?

This question comes up from time to time, and as a Atlanta workers’ comp attorney I have the privilege of answering it. This question often comes from men who have physically demanding jobs they love doing and want to continue doing.  In a case decided in March 2015 called ABF Freight Systems Inc. v. Presley,  … Read more

Was an EMT’s injury idiopathic when she stood up from her desk?

The Georgia Court of Appeals evaluated a case this summer titled Chambers v. Monroe County Board of Commissioners that involved an injury the Employer argued was “idiopathic” (i.e., that it could have happened anywhere, so it shouldn’t be covered by workers’ compensation insurance).  After the claimant won at the initial hearing, she was overturned at  … Read more

What shoud I do if sustain an injury at my job in Georgia?

If you have never experienced an on-the-job injury before, you should be aware of what to do before an incident, so that you are able to protect your rights should something occur. I’ve put together a short (but important!) list of things Georgia employees should know: Take Notes You should do this quickly, while events are still fresh in  … Read more

My mom was shot by her husband at work. Workers’ comp or not?

Julie Tassler was murdered on Christmas Eve in 2008 while on a smoke break from her job at an HSBC processing center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her husband, after being served divorce papers the night before, found her in her car and shot her before turning the gun on himself. Now the estate of  … Read more

Does my sprain or strain entitle me to workers’ compensation benefits?

Last year I started a series of posts covering the types of injuries we handle at Moebes Law.  Today we’ll discuss strains and sprains which, while similar in nature, are two very different conditions. They can occur independently of one another or concurrently and are a valid workplace complaint. A sprain is an injury involving a ligament. Ligaments are the  … Read more

Can I receive workers’ comp benefits in Georgia for a mental injury?

In the ongoing series where I discuss injuries that may or may not be covered by workers’ compensation benefits, so far I’ve discussed burn injuries and slip and fall injuries. Among the injuries listed on our firm’s website are psychiatric and psychological injuries, and I’ll address those today. Most people equate on the job injuries with the physical, but  … Read more

I slipped and fell at my Georgia job. Am I eligible for workers’ compensation benefits?

Last month I began writing about some of the various types of workers’ compensation injuries that can occur. Today I’ll discuss slip, trip and fall injuries. The time to address slip, trip, and fall injuries is prior to an incident occurring. Employers have a responsibility to their workers to ensure that the workplace is not conducive to  … Read more

I believe bullying at work led to my injury. Am I entitled to Georgia workers’ comp benefits?

Back in February, the state of Hawaii introduced a bill that, had it passed, would have made workplace bullying an occupational safety violation. Ultimately that meant that Senate Bill 2487 proposed to make victims of workplace bullying and harassment eligible for workers’ compensation. We’re in a time when jobs are hard to come by and where workers  … Read more

I burned myself at work. Can I get workers’ comp benefits in Georgia?

Sometimes people who need the services of an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer don’t have a firm idea about what constitutes an actionable injury, or what injuries are covered. I’d like to begin addressing that. To help educate the people of our community who are seeking information, from time to time I’m going to discuss one of the injuries  … Read more

If a restaurant employee chokes on the restaurant’s food, is that a workers’ comp claim?

If I said to you, “Off the top of your head, name three workers’ comp-related things that could happen to a waiter in a restaurant,” what might come to mind? A slip and fall, a burn, trauma from a robbery, even. Out of all the negative things that could happen to a restaurant worker in  … Read more