What can I do if the workers’ comp insurer denies a medical referral from my doctor?

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, a workers’ compensation insurance company will decide that a referral for surgery or for additional treatment with another doctor, even when the recommendation or referral came from the workers’ comp authorized treating physician, is not authorized. Often, we see this when the recommendation is for pain management, psychiatric care, or  … Read more

Why does my injury lawyer look like a NASCAR driver?

During the month of November, Atlanta injury attorney Michael Moebes is participating in “Movember,” a charitable event in which men use the outward sign of growing mustaches to raise awareness and money for the eradication of cancers affecting men. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and its men’s health partners,  … Read more

How can I manage the back pain I have from my injury at work?

Most of the workers’ compensation claims our Georgia practice handles includes back injuries and back pain from related injuries. Back pain often follows a work-related lifting injury, a fall at work, or workplace injuries to knees that alter the injured worker’s gait. Below are some suggestions for dealing with back pain that can relieve aching  … Read more

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