How a Workers’ Compensation Adjuster’s Intentional Delays Killed a Man

How many times could a company with a homegrown, wholesome name like Ralph’s Grocery Co. turn a blind eye to the medical needs of an injured employee? According to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals board, 11 is the lucky number. The trouble began in December 2003, when Charles Romano sustained an injury to his left  … Read more

Can the workers’ comp defense attorney threaten to have me deported to force a low settlement?

Imagine this scenario: A nursing home employee–let’s call her Janice–is injured on the job when she slips and falls on an unmarked wet spot on the floor. She immediately reports the injury to her supervisor and proceeds to file a request for medical benefits, temporary disability benefits, and whatever else she may need in the  … Read more

When Dealing with Claims Adjusters, Always Read the Fine Print

Here is the story of one man, his company, and a rather unscrupulous claims adjuster. Kevin Miles, the sole owner and manager of Nebo Ventures, LLC, made his living helping various companies obtain and fulfill contracts with both state and local governments. In 2003, he was contracted by a larger company (formerly known as NovaPro,  … Read more

What if my physical injury at work is causing anxiety and depression?

Many of my clients, after suffering a physical injury at work, find themselves losing interest in activities they used to enjoy. They often want to sleep twice as many hours as they used to need to feel rested. They’re anxious. They begin feeling hopeless. If that’s you, here’s some good news:  a physically injured worker can  … Read more

My workers’ compensation claim’s hearing was postponed. Is that normal?

Unfortunately, the Atlanta State Board of Workers’ Compensation has a few Administrative Law Judges and many, many Georgia workers’ compensation claims to be heard at each calendar call. In my experience, at least 99% of “first set” hearings are postponed at least 30 days. More often than not, even “second set” hearings are postponed. Why? When we  … Read more

Did you sustain a back injury at work?

When it comes to back injuries sustained at work, the old saying “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” rings especially true. The pain of a back injury can be debilitating, and it affects everything you do at work and at home. If you’ve hurt your back in the workplace, you’re not alone.  … Read more

Give that man a cape. Mr. Moebes is a Super Lawyer!

  Michael R. Moebes   For the past several years, our founding attorney, Michael Moebes, has been a “Rising Star” designee (for attorneys under 40) by the national organization Super Lawyers, which rates attorneys nominated by their peers.  In 2018, Mr. Moebes has been awarded the Super Lawyer status for workers’ compensation claimants’ attorneys in  … Read more

My workers’ compensation doctor sucks. Can I get another opinion?

If you’re hurt at work in Georgia, and your employer has a valid panel of physicians, you likely started your medical care with a doctor from that panel. Since these panels are chosen by workers’ compensation insurance companies, however, the treating doctors’ interests may not align with yours, and you may find that you do not  … Read more