Can I get workers’ compensation benefits from jail?

Sometimes, an injured worker in Atlanta will get convicted of a crime and will have questions about whether or not someone who is receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia can continue to get disability benefits while incarcerated. While the injured worker may continue to receive benefits after an arrest while awaiting trial, he will not be able  … Read more

Hispanic workers’ fatality rate up 76% over past 15 years

USA Today recently reported that, while workplace fatalities are down overall, Hispanic workplace fatalities are significantly up right now.  Certainly, if your spouse, parent, or other relative has been killed at work in Atlanta, please contact my Atlanta workers’ compensation law office for a free consultation regarding your rights as an heir.  Benefits after a workplace fatality vary by  … Read more

Georgians’ wages to go up on Friday, July 24th

As an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney, I monitor developments in employee benefits and wages, as increases can affect injured workers’ temporary total disability (TTD) rates if they are completely disabled after a workplace injury in Atlanta, or their temporary partial disability rates (TPD), if they are partially disabled after getting hurt at work in Atlanta. Accordingly, the coming increase  … Read more

How Long Do I Have to Give Notice of My Workplace Injury in Georgia?

Often in my Atlanta workers’ compensation practice, I’m asked when an injured worker should report his injury to his employer. Simply put, you should report your workplace injury as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days. Of course, if your injury is a disease or a repetitive motion injury that developed gradually, you are not expected  … Read more

Atlanta Workers Can Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In my Atlanta workers’ compensation practice, I often encounter injured workers who have developed pain in their wrists and hands. While most of us have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) as an ailment many administrative assistants can develop from years of typing, CTS can also be trauma induced and begin after a fall. Other risk factors for CTS  … Read more

Atlantans Vent about Georgia Workers’ Compensation Rights

The “vent” in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution allows readers a chance to display their frustrations.  A few days ago, the following rhetorical question was posted:  What good is Georgia’s Worker’s Comp program if it allows employers to fire you immediately upon filing a claim???? While Georgia does not have a cause of action for termination in this fashion  … Read more

Injured Workers in Atlanta Find Their Voice in Mos Def

While an injured worker in Atlanta should absolutely seek assistance from an expert workers’ compensation attorney in Atlanta, he may also find solace in Mos Def’s newest album, The Ecstatic, which features a track called, “Workers’ Comp.” To quote a review from CDInsight.com, the song speaks “about tough times in life and work, specific to our economic troubles. It  … Read more

Injured Workers in Atlanta : How to Choose an Attorney

1.  I would advise against hiring someone who calls himself “The Switchblade,” “The Hammer,” or any other inanimate object, weapon, etc. as part of his advertising.  This is more likely to incite laughter than it is to bring fear from the opposing counsel. 2.  I would also advise against hiring anyone who offers you “100%  … Read more

If I’m on workers’ compensation disability benefit in Georgia, how are my taxes figured?

Per IRS Publication 525, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits in Georgia are not subject to income tax.  Neither are Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits and Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits.  Wasn’t that simple? Have more questions about Georgia workers’ compensation law?  What about questions involving law and finance?  Contact the Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer and Buckhead financial counselor who authors  … Read more

How does an injured worker in Atlanta choose a doctor?

Injured workers in Georgia should be directed to a panel of physicians immediately after reporting a workplace injury, in accordance with the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act.  In most instances, the panel must contain six doctors or medical facilities from which an injured employee can choose a treating doctor. Often the piece of paper containing these  … Read more