If I get hurt on the job, return to work for over 2 years, and then have to quit due to pain, can I get workers’ comp benefits?

This question comes up from time to time, and as a Atlanta workers’ comp attorney I have the privilege of answering it. This question often comes from men who have physically demanding jobs they love doing and want to continue doing.  In a case decided in March 2015 called ABF Freight Systems Inc. v. Presley,  … Read more

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