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

Ohio employers win $860 million after overcharged by workers’ compensation insurer

A Cuyahoga County judge has awarded nearly $860 million in restitution to a group of Ohio employers involved in a class-action lawsuit that began in 2007. The suit claimed that the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, which provides worker’s compensation benefits to about two-thirds of Ohio’s workforce, overcharged the more than 270,000 employers for worker’s compensation  … Read more

What will the 2016 tax bill be for my workers’ compensation check in Georgia?

Every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “none.” However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you’re being paid, that amount is likely taxable.  However, for the  … Read more