Injured Workers in Atlanta : How to Choose an Attorney

1.  I would advise against hiring someone who calls himself “The Switchblade,” “The Hammer,” or any other inanimate object, weapon, etc. as part of his advertising.  This is more likely to incite laughter than it is to bring fear from the opposing counsel. 2.  I would also advise against hiring anyone who offers you “100%  … Read more

If I’m on workers’ compensation disability benefit in Georgia, how are my taxes figured?

Per IRS Publication 525, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits in Georgia are not subject to income tax.  Neither are Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits and Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits.  Wasn’t that simple? Have more questions about Georgia workers’ compensation law?  What about questions involving law and finance?  Contact the Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer and Buckhead financial counselor who authors  … Read more

How does an injured worker in Atlanta choose a doctor?

Injured workers in Georgia should be directed to a panel of physicians immediately after reporting a workplace injury, in accordance with the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.  In most instances, the panel must contain six doctors or medical facilities from which an injured employee can choose a treating doctor. Often the piece of paper containing these  … Read more

Injured workers in Atlanta wonder, “Can I afford a lawyer?”

I frequently meet with injured workers who have concerns over the costs associated with hiring an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney.  Please rest assured that injury lawsuits are taken on a contingency basis, meaning we are not paid unless you are.  Thus, when your case settles or you are awarded workers’ compensation benefits, only then will our firm get  … Read more

Memorial Day 2009

As a 3-time OIF/OEF veteran, I have a high appreciation for those who have served in the United States military, particularly those who have given their lives for our country.  Please take the time to appreciate the sacrifices that have been made for all of us by those who have raised their right hands and sworn  … Read more

Atlanta Police with Workers’ Compensation Injuries Mistreated

This video shows the negative consequences of delayed medical treatment after a workplace injury.  It focuses on Atlanta police officers. Even if you are on workers’ compensation benefits and are getting your medical care covered by your employer’s workers’ comp insurer, you should discuss your case with an attorney who specializes in Georgia workers compensation claims to ensure  … Read more

Atlanta injury attorney interview gets a 5/5 rating from radio audience!

Margaret Spence, who interviewed Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer Michael Moebes for National Return to Work Week today, received a very positive response to the information given regarding issues that arise when helping an injured worker return to employment.  The broadcast will be podcastand embedded here later this week for future reference. Of particular interest was Moebes’ experience with two combat  … Read more

Atlanta workers’ comp attorney to speak at National Return to Work Seminar

In order to have an advocate who understands “both sides” of a workers’ compensation claim, working with an attorney who has practiced both insurance defense and claimants’ litigation is the best way to go.  Such qualifications are why the National Return to Work Week organization is interviewing Atlanta workers’ comp attorney Michael Moebes on May 11 regarding legal issues  … Read more

Aggravated an old work injury in Georgia? You may still have a case!

Georgia workers’ compensation law contemplates past injuries and their propensity to “flare up” or “aggravate” months, or even years, after an injury when an employee continues working.  Oftentimes when I’m consulting with an injured worker in Atlanta, he will be concerned that the pain he’s feeling while working will not be a compensable workers’ compensation injury,  … Read more