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The Worker’s
Advocate.

If you’ve been injured at work, the opportunity for justice and dignity starts here and now. Your initial consultation is free and confidential. 

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About

Our law practice is devoted to Georgia workers’ compensation law. We represent people who have been injured at work. We do not represent employers or insurance companies. We understand that no one intends to be injured on the job, but injuries do happen. If you or a loved one sustained an injury on the job, we have the expertise and knowledge to assist you with every aspect of a workers’ compensation claim.

We understand that a work injury might affect your ability to perform your job, your wages, your health, your happiness, and other aspects of your life. Serving others and representing people in difficult times is a responsibility we take very seriously. With our help, you will understand what your legal rights and responsibilities are under the law, so you can make informed decisions. We will help you achieve your goals related to your workers’ compensation claim.

Our firm was founded by Susan Mager, an attorney who has dedicated her professional career to assisting people who have suffered some type of an injury sustained on the job. Susan has represented every type of worker. This includes construction workers, truck drivers, medical personnel, restaurant workers, loggers, welders, people who work in factories, plants and warehouses, and the like. Susan and her team have the expertise and knowledge to represent you or a loved one in a workers’ compensation claim. You can read more about Susan’s story here.

 

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Our Attorneys

Susan J. Mager – Attorney At Law

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From an early age, Susan had compassion for people who suffered some type of wrong. She has dedicated her professional career to helping those who have suffered an on-the-job injury.

Susan specializes in workers’ compensation law. With fifteen years of experience in all facets of workers’ compensation law, she has dealt with a diverse spectrum of client issues and case matters. In building the foundation of The Law Office of Susan Mager and fostering its growth, she has strived to develop client relationships that are long-term in nature, and has always made it a point to be focused on client objectives and responsive to client needs.

 

“In 15 years of practicing law, I’ve learned that the most valuable skill that a lawyer can possess is the ability to listen carefully to clients.” – Susan Mager, Founding Partner

 

Bar Admissions & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2003
  • Member of the Florida Bar since 2001
  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor with Honors, 2001
  • University of Florida, B.H.S. with Honors, 1998

Honors & Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2003
  • Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine, 2003
  • Trial Practice Book Award, 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, 2016susan-av-rating

 

Whitney Roughen – Attorney At Law

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If you’ve been injured at work, you have a valuable, dedicated ally in Whitney Roughen. Whitney takes a lot of pride in representing our firm’s clients and her attention to detail, sharp decision making and true empathy for those injured on the job are just some of the reasons she’s an important part of our team.

Whitney Roughen grew up in Arkansas and attended the University of Tennessee. She is the daughter of a pilot and journalist. Whitney is not only smart and capable, but compassionate too. She is a persuasive arguer and is always prepared. Clients appreciate her work ethic and that she’s always available to answer questions.

“Helping clients is what it’s all about,” says Ms. Roughen. “Insurance companies often want to push workers around and dictate the terms hoping the employee won’t seek representation. But once an injured worker calls our firm and I’m on the case, I won’t stop until justice is served.”

 

Bar Admission & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2013
  • University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, 2012
  • University of Tennessee BA Cum Laude, 2006

 

Michelle Avis – Attorney At Law

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Michelle Avis was a respiratory therapist for 19 years. After nearly two decades of helping patients, she decided she wanted to help people in a new way. Michelle used all of her retirement savings to attend law school and become an attorney. Now a practicing attorney in Georgia, Michelle brings extensive knowledge from the medical field and her strong sense of compassion to help her clients receive their due compensation.

“In a way, I’m still helping people breathe easier. Having an attorney on your side, who knows the law and has the experience of effectively reaching your goals, alleviates a lot of stress. Being able to do that as part of my job is an honor and a privilege,” says Michelle.

Bar Admissions & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Florida Supreme Court, Qualified Arbitrator
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctor, 2014
  • Hodges University, Naples, Florida, Cum Laude, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • CAVC Bar Association Judicial Conference Scholarship, Honorable Mention
  • Dean’s Honor List, Fall 2009, Summer 2010

 

Jennifer Wittich – Attorney At Law

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Jennifer grew up one of nine kids on a horse farm in Lake Ariel, PA. It was there, at an early age, that Jennifer developed her incredible work ethic. She worked with horses, gave riding lessons, and even managed a tack store. She worked equally hard in school, graduating with an undergraduate degree from Penn State in Crime, Law, and Justice.

Jennifer was offered one of the best jobs available in her area. It was a job working at a large insurance company. She hated it and to make things worse, it was February and the temperatures were below zero. Justice and fairness always meant a lot to Jennifer and she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. She decided to move to the South and apply to law school. We’re so glad she did.

If you’re looking for a hard-working, extremely ethical attorney who lives for helping the underdog, you’ll find just that in Jennifer. Almost anything Jennifer puts her mind to, she can accomplish. In her free time, Jennifer loves spending time with two really special little girls, going for hikes, and participating in ballroom dance.

 

Bar Admission & Education

  • Member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2016
  • Savannah Law School
  • Juris Doctor, 2016
  • Penn State University, Bachelor of Science in Crime, Law, and Justice, 2011

WHY US

Strong Advocacy

We only represent employees. We will not accept cases representing employers or insurance companies.

  • Representing white or blue collar.
  • Helping those currently or no longer employed.
  • No charge for initial consultation.
  • Help arranging medical care if needed.

Open Communications

While our ultimate goal is to get you the best possible outcome, we want to make sure your entire experience is positive.

  • We always take the time to listen.
  • We respond promptly to your questions.
  • We keep you informed every step of the way.
  • We explain complex legal issues in plain language.

A Hungry Team

Representing injured workers is more than a job to us. Helping you is our passion and our privilege.

  • Settle or go to court – whatever’s in YOUR best interest.
  • Multiple attorneys working on your behalf.
  • Every case personally reviewed by Susan Mager.
  • Firm opened in 2006.

Serving Georgia

We represent injured workers from across the state. You can contact us in the following locations:

History

  • Present
  • Savannah Office Opens

    2017

    We are extremely proud to be representing hard working individuals in the beautiful city of Savannah. Our new office is located at 6605 Abercorn Street, Suite 107H

    Savannah: 912.551.8000

  • Valdosta Office Opens

    2014

    We feel incredibly fortunate to be serving the hard working community of Valdosta. You can find our office at 509 N Patterson St.

    Valdosta: 229.740.8000

  • Brunswick Office Opens

    2013

    The response from the community of Brunswick has been humbling. We feel so honored to have helped so many hard working people receive compensation for their work injuries.

    Brunswick: 912.551.8000

  • Our Firm Opens

    2006

    Vintage Susan

    Realizing a lifelong dream, Susan opened The Law Office of Susan Mager, L.L.C. in 2006 with the goal of helping those without the resources or power that big companies and their insurance companies enjoy.  Little did she know that roughly a decade later the firm would have an outstanding reputation in the communities her firm serves.

  • Practicing Attorney

    2002-2006

    Georgia_mapSusan returned to Georgia and began practicing Georgia workers’ compensation law. Susan is proud to help individuals hurt on the job.

     

  • University of Florida Law School

    1998-2001

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    Susan attended law school at the University of Florida. While attending school, Susan interned at the Public Defender’s office. She graduated in 2001. After passing the Bar, Susan started her career at a firm in Ocala, Florida, practicing in the area of Florida workers’ compensation law. While she found the position rewarding, her goal was to return to her home state of Georgia and serve the hard working people of the Peach State.

  • University of Florida

    1994-1998

    Susan graduated with honors with a degree in health science. While in undergraduate studies, Susan interned as a rehabilitation counselor at the Alachua County Jail, and interned at a nursing home facility.

  • Growing Up

    Atlanta, GA

    1976-1994

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    Susan grew up in Dunwoody, a suburb of Atlanta, GA. She attended Dunwoody High School and, among other activities, ran track.

FAQ

Will my case go to court?

It depends on whether you want to go to court, and if there is a factual and legal basis to go to court.  If appropriate and you want to go to court, we will litigate your claim.  However, if you choose not to go to court, then we will not go to court.

 

Can you settle my claim for me?

The majority of our cases are settled.  If you want to obtain a settlement, we will do a case valuation for you and negotiate with the employer/insurer.

 

What if I am not sure how I want to proceed?

If you are not sure whether you want to litigate or settle, then we will just administer your claim until you are sure as to how you wish to proceed.

 

How is the settlement value of my case determined?

There is a mathematical calculation which is used to determine the potential wage value of your claim.  There is also a formula to determine the permanent partial disability value of your claim.  There are also similar ways to determine the value of the remaining benefits to which you may be entitled.  It is not a good idea to enter into negotiations with the employer/insurer without an attorney’s advice.

 

How do I know I can trust you?

The Law Office of Susan Mager abides to strict ethical guidelines and we have taken a strict “oath of attorney” to act in your best interest and to achieve your legal goals.

 

Why do I need an attorney?

The legal system is an adversarial system.  The injured employee is the “Claimant,” and the Employer and its Insurer are the “Defendants.” The Claimant and the Defendants will always have opposing interests.  Rest assured that your Employer and its Insurer will have legal counsel.  It is in your best interest to have your own legal counsel as well.

 

Do I have to report my injury within a certain time period?

Yes, you have to report your injury to a supervisor within 30 days of your accident date.  The sooner the better.

 

What is my employer required to do after I report my injury?

Your employer is required to report your injury to its workers’ compensation insurer.  The Employer or its insurer should provide you with a WC-1 Board Form, so you not only have proof that you properly reported your date of accident, but of the body parts you injured as well.  The WC-1 Board Form will also tell you whether the employer/insurer is accepting that you had an injury for which they are required to provide benefits or whether they are claiming that they are not responsible for providing benefits.  It is in your best interest to obtain a copy of your WC-1.

 

Is my employer required to provide me with medical care?

Yes, you should tell the employer or its workers’ compensation insurer that you need medical care for your injury.  The employer/insurer is required to provide you with medical care for your accident-related, compensable injury or injuries and pay for that medical care 100% in full.

 

Can I select my own doctor to treat me for my work injury?

You do have rights regarding which doctors you may see.  Obtain a copy of your employer’s “Panel of Physicians,” which is required by law to be posted at your place of work.  If your employer does not have a Panel of Physicians or has an “invalid” Panel of Physicians at the time of your injury, then it might be possible for you to select your doctor of choice at the Employer/Insurer’s expense.

 

Am I entitled to reimbursement for my travel expenses related to my medical appointments?

Yes, you are entitled to reimbursement for your mileage to and from doctor appointments.

Contact

Contact

Savannah: 912.551.8000
Brunswick: 912.551.8000
Valdosta: 229.740.8000
Atlanta: 404.492.9250
Toll-Free: 888.719.6753

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

The Law Office of Susan Mager

139 Altama Connector

P.M.B. #315

Brunswick, GA  31525

 

 SAVANNAH: (Appointment Only, No Mail)
6605 Abercorn Street
Suite 107H
Savannah, GA, 31405

 

BRUNSWICK: (Appointment Only, No Mail)
502 Gloucester Street
Suite 207
Brunswick, GA  31520

 

VALDOSTA: (Appointment Only, No Mail)
509 N. Patterson Street
Suite 306
Valdosta, GA  31601

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