• What Death Benefits are there for a Georgia workers compensation claim?

    Death benefits are available to the dependent spouse and minor children of an employee who has died due to on-the-job injuries. This workers’ compensation benefit is payable at the rate of two-thirds of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage at the time of the accident, up to a maximum of $550 per week. In addition,…

  • Is an injured worker entitled for out-of-pocket expenses?

    YES, an injured worker entitled to out-of-pocket expenses. Any out of pocket expenses that an injured worker incurs throughout the course of his workers comp claim may be submitted to the insurance adjuster for reimbursement. These expenses include but not limited to, mileage to and from medical appointments, prescription medicine refills, and costs of an…

  • What will they ask in a Deposition?

    Not all workers’ compensation claims can be successfully resolved without going through the litigation process. A key component of the litigation process is your deposition. Most workers’ compensation depositions of an injured worker follow a similar pattern and cover similar topics. The following list includes questions an injured workers is ordinary asked. Personal Information About…

  • What is an IME (independent medical examination)?

    An IME is an independent medical examination. This is typically performed by an independent doctor who is not your treating physician. The insurance company has the right to schedule an IME for you for the purposes of determining a second opinion as to the severity of your injuries. Likewise, your attorney has the right to…

  • How much is my case worth?

    The value of a workers compensation case is dependent upon a variety of factors and no attorney can give you a specific number without reviewing your file. The value of your case can depend on many factors (1) Future Medical Expenses: Did you sustain injuries that may result in future medical treatment? (2) The Value…

  • I don’t want to file a lawsuit against my employer for my Workers Compensation case

    You do not necessarily have to file al lawsuit against your employer in the state of Georgia in order to obtain workers compensation benefits. In many cases, our firm can successfully open a workers compensation claim and obtain all of the available workers compensation benefits provided by law without filing a lawsuit. Further, our firm…

  • Here are two types of benefits I can receive from a Georgia workers compensation case.

    If you are injured on the job, they are entitled to certain benefits by Georgia law. If your injury prevents you from working all together or if your injury causes you to work fewer hours, you will be entitled to receive indemnity benefits. Temporary Total disabilities (TTD) are paid to you if you are totally…

  • Can I receive compensation for my Pain and Suffering for my Georgia Workers Compensation Claim?

    Injured workers cannot receive any compensation for pain and suffering for their workers compensation claim in the state of Georgia While injured parties are entitled to receive awards for pain and suffering in other types of cases, Georgia Workers’ Compensation law expressly prohibits this. This is so because, in Georgia, workers’ compensation is a no…

  • Beware of Insurance Company Tactics: Nurse Case Manager, Recorded Statements and Surveillance

    A. Workers’ compensation insurance carriers frequently request that an injured worker give a recorded statement by telephone prior to accepting his claim. It is inadvisable to consent to a recorded statement without first obtaining the services of a workers’ compensation attorney. A workers’ compensation attorney can best prepare you for the sorts of questions that…

  • What do I do after an on the job injury?

    Immediately following an injury or accident, you need to report it to your supervisor or manager. In Georgia, you have 30 days to report the injury but that doesn’t mean the insurance company will cooperate. If you delay in filing your claim, the insurance company may deny or controvert your claim. By Georgia law, all…

  • Should I talk to the insurance company before hiring an attorney?

    NO. Insurance companies frequently attempt to demise the value of a plaintiff’s claim by communicating with the plaintiff before he obtains a legal representative. It is almost always bad to communicate with the insurance company without the assistance of an attorney. An insurance adjuster may ask you to give a recorded statement. The insurance company…

  • What are your options when a loved one dies in an accident?

    When a person dies in an accident, certain surviving family members can file a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one. In Georgia, the surviving spouse of the deceased is the first surviving family member who has the right to file a wrongful death claim. If there is no surviving spouse, the children of the…

  • How much does it cost to hire a Georgia personal injury attorney?

    Personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis. Our firm charges 33.33% (1/3) of all monies recovered for your claims if no lawsuit is filed. If a lawsuit is filed, the contingency fee is 40%. In addition to the contingent fee, our law firm will recoup any out of pocket expenses it may have…

  • What is Uninsured v. Underinsured insurance?

    Uninsured motorist coverage is coverage a plaintiff can use when an at-fault driver does not have any liability insurance coverage. Underinsured motorist coverage is insurance a plaintiff can utilize when the at-fault driver does have liability insurance coverage, but the amount of his coverage is insufficient to compensation you for your injuries. Both these types…

  • What is a fair settlement for my car accident case?

    Every case is different, and no attorney can give you a specific number without first reviewing your file. The value of your case depends on many factors. (1) MEDICAL DAMAGES: Did you sustain broken bones, scarring, herniated discs, or other physical or emotional injuries? You are entitled to compensation for your bodily injuries, and you…

  • What do I do immediately after a car accident? – Here are 3 things you need to know.

    The steps you take immediately after being injured are the most important time in your case. Take these 3 steps to protect your case: 1. Seek medical care if you haven’t already. – Even if you think you are not seriously injured, go to the ER or make an appointment with your primary care doctor….

  • How long after my injury do I have to file a claim?

    In the state of Georgia, a plaintiff has two years from the date of his accident to file a lawsuit for his claims. While there are some exceptions that can extend this period of time, it is crucial that one you act quickly in order to preserve any claims you may have. Furthermore, an insurance…

  • How long does a Georgia personal injury case take to settle?

    While every personal injury claim is different, our law firm will make every effort to bring your case to a favorable resolution as soon as possible. Some cases require the filing of a lawsuit, which can lengthen the time period of your case. While we can make no guarantees, our law firm generally can bring…

  • Differences between property damage and bodily injury claims

    Keep in mind that if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident where there is property damage and bodily injuries, you may have to file two different claims. Here are the differences between the two: Property Damage These claims cover damages to personal property due to the motor vehicle accident. The cost to repair…