Atlanta workers’ compensation clients often ask, “How can I tell if my injury is work-related?”

Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, an injury is compensable if it occurs “by an accident that arises out of and in the course of” employment.  What does that mean? An accident arises out of employment when there’s a causal connection between work circumstances and the injury.  Ask yourself, “Did my work duties cause me to  … Read more

Workers’ compensation claimants think, “I wonder who’s watching me now? The IRS?”

Workers’ compensation clients sometimes call to tell me how strongly they identify with Rockwell, who told us in 1984 that somebody was watching him.  Why is this? Sometimes when an adjuster believes a workers’ comp claimant is being dishonest about how injured he is, the adjuster will hire an investigator to follow the claimant for a day  … 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