Category: Choosing a Workers’ Comp Lawyer


Moebes named top Georgia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Michael Moebes of Moebes Law, LLC has been named to the Georgia Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Georgia for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson  … Read more

Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer introduces “The Compulator” app

Unable to find an itunes application that will assist with evaluating exposure in a workers’ compensation claim, Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney Michael Moebes created an app to do just that. “The Compulator” was designed to serve as a tool for litigation attorneys, insurance adjusters, and injured plaintiffs to analyze case exposure and negotiate settlements at mediations. Features include a  … 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

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

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