Category: Workers’ Comp Insurance Adjusters


The workers’ compensation adjuster just sent me a check for a disability rating. Does this mean my case is settled?

If you’ve been on workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia and/or are treating with a workers’ compensation doctor after your workplace injury, once you reach maximum medical improvement (“MMI”), your doctor may give you a permanent partial disability (“PPD”) rating. This is a percentage based on the American Medical Association (“AMA”) guidelines. The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act provides formulas  … Read more

My Georgia workers’ compensation adjuster cut off my benefits after a light duty release. Is this okay?

No. I’ve seen several Georgia workers’ compensation insurance adjusters cut off a workers’ comp claimant’s disability benefits after a treating doctor has released him to light duty lately. This is a mistake (or it could be on purpose). Either way, it’s not allowed, unless several steps outlined in O.C.G.A. 34-9-240 are followed. Basically, your authorized  … Read more

Atlanta workers’ compensation insurance adjusters are not out to get you.

Being an Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer who defended insurance adjusters for the past five years, I can tell you that your insurance adjuster is not your enemy.  I’ve found that these folks are often overworked and underpaid, but most of them genuinely want to help injured workers who need medical and indemnity benefits, restoring them  … Read more