How do I deal with the pain my workers’ compensation injury has caused me?

A common denominator found in the hundreds of clients our firm has helped over the past couple of years is pain: physical, mental, emotional, etc. The most pronounced and debilitating of these, however, is usually physical. Most clients have prescribed medications from their workers’ compensation doctors, but they don’t want to get too reliant on  … Read more

What can I do if someone associated with my workers’ comp case violates my health information privacy rights?

When you file a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia, you’ll need to sign a WC-207 release that allows the workers’ compensation employer/insurer to access medical records reasonably related to your injury at work.  Medical records may, of course, be shared between different doctors and specialists.  However, sometimes medical information that is protected is shared with  … Read more

Atlanta Injury Lawyer Featured in Upcoming Law Book

We are pleased to announce that Atlanta injury lawyer Michael Moebes was featured as a profiled attorney in Carolyn Elefant’s new book: Solo by Choice – The Companion Guide: 34 Questions that could Transform Your Legal Career. The book will be released next month, but as contributors, our firm received an advance copy, along with an index of our  … Read more

Will my Georgia workers’ compensation settlement stipulation be approved by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation?

Almost every time we submit settlement paperwork to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, the stipulation is approved. Settlement paperwork is normally generated by the workers’ compensation defense attorney and is then sent to our office for signatures. Once we review the forms and make any necessary changes, we submit the papers back to  … Read more

How to Spell the Name of an Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Attorney

I’m frequently asked to spell my name over the telephone with new workers’ compensation clients, opposing attorneys, and insurance adjusters. Because of my 14-year military background, this question normally leads me into my default method of phonetic spelling:  Mike, Oscar, Echo, Bravo, Echo, Sierra. However, the letters are often lost on the listener, either from a  … Read more

Learning from Hockey Players Can Help You in a Car Accident

Apparently, we can learn a lesson from attaching accelerometers to ice hockey players’ helmets, according to a study conducted at UNC-Chapel Hill and referenced in a fairly recent study in the journal Pediatrics. Representing injured workers in car accidents throughout Atlanta and Georgia, our firm regularly learns of the dangers inherent in driving on our interstates.   … Read more

When can I get assessed attorney’s fees in a workers’ compensation case in Georgia?

One can be awarded attorney’s fees–in addition to the amount awarded, as opposed to as a percentage of the amount awarded–in a few instances under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. Basically, the insurance company needs to have behaved “unreasonably.” While getting an Administrative Law Judge to find that an insurance company or its attorney has  … Read more

How can I research other Georgia workers’ compensation Administrative Law Judge decisions?

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation has, relatively recently, added a hyperlink on its website that allows searching for Administrative Law Judges’ decisions from workers’ compensation hearings in Georgia. So, if you’re wondering what a workers’ comp decision looks like, what’s important v. unimportant to an ALJ, or what issues are most frequently litigated, take a  … Read more