What if my physical injury at work is causing anxiety and depression?

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. If that’s you, here’s some good news:  a physically injured worker can  … Read more

My workplace is dangerous–what can I do about it?

Often in my workers’ compensation law practice, clients indicate how disturbed they are by unsafe working conditions, safety hazards, etc. at the place of employment where they’ve injured themselves on the job.  Even as they’re out of work on temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, they want to know what they can do to help others  … Read more

My workers’ compensation claim’s hearing was postponed. Is that normal?

Unfortunately, the Atlanta State Board of Workers’ Compensation has a few Administrative Law Judges and many, many Georgia workers’ compensation claims to be heard at each calendar call. In my experience, at least 99% of “first set” hearings are postponed at least 30 days. More often than not, even “second set” hearings are postponed. Why? When we  … Read more

Did you sustain a back injury at work?

When it comes to back injuries sustained at work, the old saying “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” rings especially true. The pain of a back injury can be debilitating, and it affects everything you do at work and at home. If you’ve hurt your back in the workplace, you’re not alone.  … Read more

Give that man a cape. Mr. Moebes is a Super Lawyer!

  Michael R. Moebes   For the past several years, our founding attorney, Michael Moebes, has been a “Rising Star” designee (for attorneys under 40) by the national organization Super Lawyers, which rates attorneys nominated by their peers.  In 2018, Mr. Moebes has been awarded the Super Lawyer status for workers’ compensation claimants’ attorneys in  … Read more

My workers’ compensation doctor sucks. Can I get another opinion?

If you’re hurt at work in Georgia, and your employer has a valid panel of physicians, you likely started your medical care with a doctor from that panel. Since these panels are chosen by workers’ compensation insurance companies, however, the treating doctors’ interests may not align with yours, and you may find that you do not  … 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

What will the 2016 tax bill be for my workers’ compensation check in Georgia?

Every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “none.” However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you’re being paid, that amount is likely taxable.  However, for the  … Read more