Let’s not cash a dead person’s workers’ comp checks, ok?

A lady in Macon named Barbara was getting workers’ compensation indemnity benefits and died.  Not wanting to see these checks go to waste, her daughter, April, decided to start cashing the future checks and keeping the money for herself.  This was a bad idea. What April should have done was notify the workers’ comp insurance  … Read more

Can I file a repetitive use injury under workers’ comp in GA?

Yes, Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws provide for coverage of such injuries.  We frequently see carpal tunnel injuries from repetitive motion at work, but there are other injuries that can result from this activity, too (we’ve seen it several times with shoulders and knees, for example).  For such cases, workers comp attorneys usually use the last  … Read more

2014’s top instances of workers’ comp fraud (and a Georgian made it!)

Every year, I enjoy seeing the fruits of North Carolina lawyer Leonard Jernigan, Jr.’s research regarding workers’ comp fraud in the U.S., especially since most people thing this type of thing is perpetuated by claimants, when year after year, billions of dollars of fraud are actually committed by the employers who gripe about injured workers’  … Read more

Run away when the workers’ comp adjuster offers $7,000 immediately after your husband has died

I have a client whose de facto husband–with whom she had two sons–died in a roofing accident.  Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, the sons can receive the workers’ compensation benefits at the weekly rate to which he would be entitled had he lived (2/3 his average weekly wage up to the $525 per week  … Read more

Happy Veterans Day

Our founding partner, Michael Moebes, has had the privilege of serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom three times between 2003 and 2008.  The included pictures were taken during his most recent deployment to Balad, Iraq in 2007-2008. We wish all American veterans a day of peace and gratitude today.