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 Short-Term Disability Benefits Affect Georgia Workers’ Comp Eligibility?

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Employees injured while working on the job can seek compensation for their injuries through Georgia's workers' compensation system. Sometimes workers face a dilemma, however, in deciding whether to pursue workers' compensation, short-term disability or just use a couple sick days.If a worker makes the wrong decision, it may be more difficult to obtain benefits...
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FMCSA & New Drug/Alcohol Regulations for Commercial Drivers

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Commercial drivers in Georgia will soon be required to undergo substance testing before they can be hired for new jobs.The government agency that collects data about motor vehicle accidents is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This group provides data that can be used by others to identify risks and areas to improve safety...
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Patchwork Cellphone Regulations in the Atlanta Metro

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
The cellphone is an important part of American life. With the advent of iphones and Android devices the cell is no longer limited to talk, but has become a personal computer in many regards. Almost 30 percent of Americans now solely use cellphones and no longer use landlines. But with the ubiquitous nature of...
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Work Comp Denied for Out-of-Town Workers Commuting to Job

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Georgia workers' compensation provides benefits to workers accidentally injured in the course of their jobs. There must be a causal relationship between work duties and the injury. Issues can arise for traveling employees who need to commute to another town to reach a worksite or travel as part of their job duties.The Georgia Court...
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