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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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What Happens if I Don’t Like My Attorney and Fire Him – Can He Charge a Fee and Does It Cost Me More Money?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
You can always change lawyers.  If you do not trust your lawyer, do not like your lawyer or just want to, you can fire an attorney.  This is true for workers’ compensation claims and every other legal matter. Fees and Possible Problems When You Change Attorneys If you fire your workers’ compensation lawyer, he...
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Can You Be Laid Off While on Workers’ Compensation?

Posted on June 3, 2021 in
Workers’ compensation benefits can help you pay for your medical bills and make up for lost wages while you take time away from work to recover from your injuries. Most workers assume their jobs are safe while they are away from work on workers’ comp, and that they will not be fired or laid...
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