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What Is a Workers’ Comp Settlement Mediation and How Does It Work?

Posted on June 11, 2021 in
Settlement of a workers’ compensation usually takes place through a mediation.  Mediations became a popular way to settle not only workers’ compensation claims, but also other injury claims.  Here is how it works. How Does Workers' Compensation Settlement Mediation Work? You and the insurance company either agree to use the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Board...
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What Is the Average Time to Settle a Personal Injury Case?

Posted on June 7, 2021 in
A personal injury can lead to expensive medical care and lost wages from missed time at work. It is normal to want your personal injury case to settle as quickly as possible so that your family can receive the money it needs to move forward. Rushing into a fast settlement, however, may not be...
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What Does a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Charge and How Do Fees Work in Georgia?

Posted on June 4, 2021 in
When an injured worker hires an attorney for a Georgia workers’ compensation claim, the lawyer is required to file a signed contract with the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation (SBWC).  The contract is governed by OCGA 34-9-108 and Rule 108 of the SBWC. Every workers’ compensation contract has to include the following required...
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Can I Borrow Money on My Workers’ Compensation Case?

Posted on June 4, 2021 in
The correct and short answer is no but read further if you want to know why.  To comply with Georgia law, an attorney’s fee contract must include the following provision: No party or any party's attorney shall enter into a loan or assignment with a third-party creditor which requires repayment from the proceeds of...
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How Do You Settle a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
Two Types of Benefits That an Injured Worker Receives Unless a workers’ compensation claim is categorized as catastrophic by the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Board (SBWC), there are only two types of benefits that an injured worker receives. Medical care for the injury caused by the accident, and Weekly disability benefits that fall into 3...
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