Getting the Most from Your Workers’ Compensation Case
In workers’ compensation cases, the interest of the injured worker is pitted against those of the employer or insurance company. It is in the injured worker’s interest to get proper medical treatment and workers’ compensation benefits. On the other hand, it is in the employer’s and insurance company’s interest to avoid paying benefits or have…Read More
How to Settle a Workers’ Comp Case in Georgia?
Settling Comp Claims for Injured Workers The workers’ compensation law in Georgia encourages settlement whenever possible. Cases can even be settled before workers physically recover from their injuries. But in most cases, injured workers settle only after their medical conditions have stabilized. This is a practical move considering that workers may not know whether…Read More
A Workers’ Comp Success Story
Felicia S. is no stranger to hard work. As a retail manager working with high-end customers, she has learned to transition from up-selling at the make-up counter to packing piles of fragrance boxes at the blink of an eyelash. But after Felicia took a bad fall at work while taking down a visual display, her…Read More
Pain and Suffering Compensable in Workers’ Comp?
Getting injured on the job has long-term ramifications for many workers. In addition to loss of income, workers feel entitled to compensation for “pain and suffering” to make up for the emotional and physical toll and injury can take on them. So- is pain and suffering compensable in workers’ comp? The truth is, the Georgia Workers’…Read More
The Settlement They Offered Me Was Too Low
We often get calls from potential clients stating that they have been offered a settlement and they feel it was too low. There are a number of reasons the caller may feel this way. The most obvious reason is that it is too low. The insurance company wants to settle the claim and move on.…Read More
Can I Fight a Denied Workers Compensation Claim?
Clients often come to us after their claim has been “controverted” or denied asking how that can be changed or “Can I fight a denied workers’ compensation claim?” The good news is, this can be fought. On the downside, it may take a little bit before it’s reversed. Injured workers who find themselves being denied…Read More
Settlement in Workers’ Compensation Claims
The term “settlement” can be very confusing in a Georgia workers’ compensation claim. Essentially, a “settlement” is an agreement between the parties where one party receives financial compensation in exchange for releasing the other party from any further obligations or threat of prosecution. Additionally, a settlementRead More
Georgia’s New “Limited Medical” Law Shifts Costs to Medicare
The Georgia Governor and Legislature amended the Workers’ Compensation Act to limit the medical benefits afforded to injured workers. Currently, if you are injured on the job, you are entitled toRead More
How Can I Prepare for My Deposition?
In general, people tend to get nervous when they have to be in a lawyer’s office. When they are in a deposition, it can seem a lot worse as everything you say will be recorded by the court reporter. However, it is a common practice when you file a workers’ compensation claim or law suit.…Read More
Will I go to court for settlement or is a judge involved in the settlement process?
We’ve all seen the episode of our favorite law show where the parties are sitting in the courtroom and at the last minute, just before the Judge hands down his ruling, they reach an agreement. This makes for good T.V., but in reality that is not how it will play out in a workers’ compensation…Read More