Category: Workers’ Comp Insurance Adjusters


Are assessed attorney’s fees awards often affirmed by Georgia higher courts?

Well, yes.  And here’s an example… On October 26, 2010, Martha Ayers was injured on the job. Immediately after the injury, Ms. Ayers officially reported its occurrence. The next day, her employer, Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa, fired her unceremoniously and denied her request for disability benefits. Undeterred, Ms. Ayers went on to file a request  … Read more

My Georgia workers’ compensation adjuster cut off my benefits after a light duty release. Is this okay?

No. I’ve seen several Georgia workers’ compensation insurance adjusters cut off a workers’ comp claimant’s disability benefits after a treating doctor has released him to light duty lately. This is a mistake (or it could be on purpose). Either way, it’s not allowed, unless several steps outlined in O.C.G.A. 34-9-240 are followed. Basically, your authorized  … 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