What does it mean to cross-examine as an attorney?
The adverse attorney may “cross-examine” a witness by interrogating him or her in open court. The adverse attorney aims to highlight the deficiencies in the witness’ testimony, expose inconsistencies, or elicit facts that are favorable to the other party. Commonly in a Georgia workers’ compensation case, the cross-examination occurs after the witness has offered its…Read More
What is a Bench Trial?
The judiciary is often referred to as the “bench.” A bench trial is a trial where there is no jury and the judge serves two roles: (1) the person vested with the power to protect the procedural safeguards of the trial as to the rules of evidence and conduct of the parties and (2) the…Read More
How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney When There are so Many?
Wondering how to choose a personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney? Accidents can happen anytime, even in your workplace. You don’t want that to happen. Neither does your boss. However, because it happens, you have to deal with what else can you do to claim your claims. Ask help from an injury attorney. There could…Read More
How do I Pick the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
The workers’ compensation system can be a messy labyrinth of ever-changing regulations and policies. Without the help of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, it can be easy to get lost in the maze and fail to recover timely and adequate compensation for your losses. If you should decide to hire an attorney, it can be…Read More
Employers: Don’t Cut Corners on Workers’ Compensation
If you are an employer, you are undoubtedly familiar with high workers’ compensation rates. As you strive to keep your overhead low and eke out a profit, it can feel like a burden to pay these rates. It may be tempting to take creative steps to avoid paying for this coverage. In fact, a small…Read More
Workplace Injuries? Avoid These Mistakes
A workplace injury can throw you for a loop. You may feel the financial burdens of your medical bills and time off of work. At the same time, you may fear reporting the injury because you want to continue to be a hardworking and resilient employee. If you have been injured on the job, don’t…Read More
Improving the Outcome of a Workers’ Compensation Hearing
One of the most common frustrations in filing a workers’ compensation claim is that the process—including the employer’s and insurance company’s review of your claim—can take a long time. Another challenge is workers’ compensation claim denial. In the case of a delay or denial, an employee may seek legal action and court intervention. This process…Read More
Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
There are several reasons why a workers’ compensation claim may be turned down. However, if the claim appears to be compelling and complete, there are several ways to address a questionable denial. When a workers’ compensation claim is declined for potentially erroneous reasons, an employee can request assistance from an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. The…Read More
Avoid These Mistakes When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
A Georgia worker who gets injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim in order to get benefits. Some injured workers, because of their unfamiliarity with the system, make errors which slow down or minimize their benefits, or even lead to the claim’s denial. Here are typical mistakes that could jeopardize workers’ compensation…Read More
Workers’ Compensation FAQ
Workers’ compensation provides benefits to those who are injured on the job. It can be difficult to navigate the steps for filing workers’ compensation claims. Here are some basic Q&As to help injured workers understand the process better. What is workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation is comparable to most insurance policies. It’s goal is to…Read More