What can I expect at my workers’ compensation IME (independent medical examination)?
Recently, a workers’ compensation client of mine whose authorized treating physician ordered surgery went into the doctor’s office for the “pre op,” …Read More
What is my witness fee if I’m subpoenaed under the Georgia Civil Practice Act from outside the county?
Under O.C.G.A. § 24-10-24, if you receive a subpoena to testify in court in Georgia, whether for a workers’ compensation hearing or other …Read More
How much tax do I owe on my workers’ compensation settlement in Georgia?
Unless your workers’ compensation payment reduces your Social Security benefits, the amount paid pursuant to a settlement or other judicial …Read More
Is cutting off workers’ compensation benefits to illegal aliens a good idea?
There’s been a proposed bill for the Georgia Legislature that would attempt to change the current law in Georgia, which allows for workers’ compensation benefits regardless …Read More
Does the insurance company have to settle my workers’ compensation case?
The workers’ compensation insurer does not have to settle your workers’ comp claim in Georgia, but it usually will at …Read More
What does my lawyer mean when he says I had a “fictional new accident”?
Georgia workers’ compensation law provides that an aggravation of an old, pre-existing injury is treated as a new accident. Sometimes, …Read More
Whom should I have testify at my Atlanta workers’ compensation hearing?
An Atlanta police officer is taking his Georgia workers’ compensation case to a hearing at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in …Read More
Can I get my medical mileage paid while on workers’ compensation in Georgia?
If your Georgia workers’ compensation claim is compensable, your employer and/or its workers’ compensation insurance company will pay for your …Read More
Can I borrow money from my workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia?
The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation Rules prohibit attorneys from lending money to their clients. Sometimes, unscrupulous attorneys will try to …Read More
If I’m getting medical benefits from workers’ comp, do I need an attorney?
If you’re currently on workers’ compensation benefits and are getting medical care through the workers’ comp doctor, please know that …Read More