Can workers’ comp claims investigators use my Facebook feed as evidence?

Workers’ comp insurance companies can and will use your social media posts to protect their assets. If you have been injured at work and have a workers’ comp claim, they may look for posts by or about you that contradict your claim that you have a disability from your work-related accident. Although a legal precedent  … Read more

What can I do if the workers’ comp insurer denies a medical referral from my doctor?

What happens if workers’ comp denies your medical referral? Sometimes, for no apparent reason, a workers’ compensation insurance company will decide that a referral for surgery or for additional treatment with another doctor, even when the recommendation or referral came from the workers’ comp authorized treating physician, is not authorized. Often, we see this when  … Read more

The traffic cone by your house might just be a surveillance camera

If you have a workers’ comp claim, you should be aware of some workers comp surveillance tactics used by employers and insurance companies. Will You Be Followed by a Workers’ Comp Investigator? Workers’ comp insurance companies routinely hire private investigators to take video of injured workers. The investigator will follow and videotape the daily activities  … Read more

Can I get workers’ compensation benefits from jail?

In Georgia, an injured worker may continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits when in jail after an arrest while awaiting trial. However, they will not be able to continue receiving them when incarcerated after a conviction. Temporary total disability (TTD),  temporary partial disability (TPD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) are no longer options once the  … Read more

I’m an undocumented worker without a social security number. Can I get workers’ comp in Georgia?

No matter the term you use, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrants or undocumented workers, Georgia courts have ruled that undocumented workers are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Why does workers comp cover undocumented workers? Workers’ compensation coverage comes via a contract with an insurance provider that includes employees of a qualifying employer. If that  … Read more

How should I respond to questions about past injuries and claims in my workers’ comp deposition?

If you file a workers’ compensation hearing request in Georgia, you will almost certainly have your workers’ comp deposition taken by the insurance defense attorney. You may be a bit nervous about sitting in a conference room with a couple of lawyers and a court reporter, but in general, it’s not an event to dread.  … Read more

Why should I hire a workers’ comp attorney if my claim is accepted?

There are many reasons you should hire a workers’ comp attorney even if your claim is accepted. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide wage loss benefits and to cover medical costs for workers who have been injured in the workplace. But just because the workers’ compensation system is in place to help injured workers, don’t  … Read more

How much disability can I get for my Atlanta workers’ compensation claim?

Workers’ comp pay in Georgia is usually two-thirds of your average weekly salary, depending  on how much you make and when your accident occurred. However, there are caps on the pay. You will only receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage if the payment is not more than $675.00 per week. Being on workers’ comp  … Read more