Category: Choosing a Workers’ Comp Lawyer


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

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

What does it mean when my workers’ compensation lawyer files a lien on my case?

If you read your workers’ comp lawyer’s fee contract carefully, there’s probably a provision in there about what happens if you fire your attorney. Usually, the attorney will file a WC-108b with attached documentation outlining the number of hours spent on your claim and the administrative expenses incurred. The fee contract should lay out an hourly fee in case  … 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 draw clients to their firms with promises of monetary loans or gifts in exchange for signing up to be represented by their firms.  However, this is an ethical breach and is clearly against the governing  … 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 the doctor has been chosen by the insurance company with the expectation that you are to be released back to full duty work as quickly as possible for as little cost as possible and with  … Read more

My lawyer waits 3 weeks to call me back, and when he finally does, I’m pretty sure he’s drunk. Should I fire him?

Sadly, you are not the first person to ask me this question and provide me this back story. I’ll tell you what I told the first person whose attorney only returned calls late at night, from a bar, and three weeks after he had left 70 voicemails: fax him a termination letter. It’s okay. Peace  … Read more

I just got a letter saying my workers’ compensation benefits will be cut off. Now what?

Don’t panic just yet. In the past few weeks, I’ve seen several WC-2 filings indicating a client’s workers’ compensation disability benefits were about to be suspended, but the insurance adjuster did something incorrectly, meaning benefits were immediately recommenced (along with some penalties and fees). For example, if the adjuster filed a WC-240 commanding you to  … Read more

My workers’ compensation lawyer says I have a deposition this week. Can I just skip it?

When you file a workers’ compensation claim in Georgia, more than likely, the defense attorney is going to schedule your deposition. It’s your opportunity to answer questions about your injury and its aftermath while showing what a great witness you’ll make at any upcoming hearing. While you may not want to spend a couple of hours  … Read more

Should I show up for my Atlanta workers’ compensation hearing without my attorney?

As we’ve already learned, Georgia workers’ compensation hearings are frequently postponed.  What if you’ve received a Notice of Hearing in the mail, and the hearing is a day or two away, but you haven’t heard from your workers’ comp attorney?  Do you show up at the State Board of Workers’ Compensation anyway? No. When I was  … Read more