Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
Georgia workers' compensation attorney with experience defending insurance companies and employers now representing injured workers and veterans.
- Workers' Compensation
- Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Veterans Disability
- Free Consultation
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- English: Spoken, Written
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- founding partner
- Moebes Law, LLC
- - Current
- Georgia State University College of Law
- J.D. (2003)
- University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
- B.S. | Commerce and Business Administration
- Georgia State Bar
- - Current
Websites & Blogs
- Firm Website
- Moebes Law
- Congratulations on 10 years of serving Georgia’s injured workers!
6 April 2019
- ¿Puede el abogado de defensa de la compensación para trabajadores amenazarme con la deportación para forzar un arreglo de poca monta?
11 March 2019
- ¿Por qué debería contratar a un abogado experto en compensación para trabajadores si mi reclamación fue aceptada?
8 March 2019
- ¿Puedo recibir beneficios correspondientes a la compensación laboral en Georgia para un daño mental?
6 March 2019
- Will I get a 1099 for my workers’ compensation benefits from last year?
4 February 2019
- El cono de tráfico a lado de su casa podría ser una cámara de vigilancia
23 January 2019
- Interview with the Mediator
27 November 2018
- ¿Qué debo hacer si he sufrido una lesión en mi lugar de trabajo en Georgia?
12 September 2018
- Because everyone deserves a holiday
10 April 2018
11 Questions Answered
- Q. WC (GA) adjuster offered settlement but want resignation? If not must rtw. Does this mean no settlement?
- A: I'm a bit confused, as there are several questions here, but they're allowed (and almost always do this) to ask you to resign if you settle the case. If you don't, yes, they can create a light duty job for you to do so you can return there to work and stop getting weekly checks from workers' comp.
- Q. How is a worker's earning capacity calculated for the purposes of obtaining workers' comp benefits?
- A: Add up the weekly wage for the 13 full weeks worked before the injury and divide by 13. There are other methods for workers who were there fewer than 13 full weeks before the injury.
- Q. I got terminated for non disclosure of a back issue, while reporting a hip/pelvic injury. Can I get workers comp?
- A: Yes, you can get workers' comp benefits.
- Q. Hello, I got hurt at work. It required 2 surgeries. Is there a pay bracket to go by for a settlement?
- A: No, because there are several factors at play when trying to resolve a case via settlement; there is no "pay bracket." You should get a workers' comp attorney to help you.
- Q. I was in a wreck on the job I'm a courier . Didn't receive claim# till 2 weeks later to do follow up..what can I do?
- A: Probably so, yes, but we'd need more information. There should be a list of doctors you can see; ask for that right away and get a workers' comp attorney to help you pick a good one.
- Q. WC Attorney wants me to sign an agreement which allows them to charge me money if they quit the case - is that normal?
- A: Yes, that’s normal. It’s in case the need arises to file a lien. Otherwise, it’s a contingency contract; the lawyer never gets paid unless you do. No, you’re not goong to find someone who is going to want to help you for free. All the contracts are approved by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, so there is some oversight.
- Q. I am a FL resident, truck driver for a company based in GA. What state laws would I follow for WC?
- A: It depends on where your accident occurred. Hopefully, in Georgia. Georgia‘s laws are much better for injured workers and our Florida’s.
- Q. Is it a requirement to settle a workers comp lawsuit for me to sign a waiver giving up my rights to sue employer
- A: If you have a workers' comp claim with your employer, chances are great that you don't have a lawsuit to file against them, since the Comp Act shields them from liability for your injury to tort lawsuits, since you get workers' comp benefits. That said, most employers/insurers want you to resign and sign a general release of any claims that may or may not even be there if they're going to settle the case with you.
- Q. Is there a statue of limitations on receiving workers comp?
- A: Benefits can go for 400 weeks in a non-catastrophic case. Continue to treat; if they try to refuse access to medical care, file a hearing request!
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