Dates and deadlines for 2022 health insurance

You can enroll in or change 2022 Marketplace health insurance right now. The 2022 Open Enrollment Period runs from Monday, November 1, 2021 through Saturday, January 15, 2022. Visit: Important: 2022 Open Enrollment ends January 15 If you don’t act by January 15, 2022, you can’t get 2022 coverage unless you qualify for a […]

The Importance of Underinsured Motorist (UM) Insurance Coverage:

Before Georgia began requiring that every motorist have liability (or “at-fault”) insurance coverage, a small accident could have huge economic repercussions for those injured.    Currently, every vehicle on Georgia public roads has to have a minimum of $25,000.00 in liability insurance coverage.  So, if you are in a car crash where the other driver is […]


As of July 1, 2019, the maximum temporary total disability (TTD) compensation rate in Georgia is $675.00 per week. The $675.00 per week was an increase of $100 to the former maximum compensation rate of $575.00. The maximum TTD compensation rate between 07/01/2016 through 06/30/2019 was $575.00 per week. This $100 increase to the TTD […]


When it comes to car accidents, people usually do not think twice about hiring an attorney to represent their interests.  Almost always, the victim in a personal injury matter does not know the at-fault party who was negligent in causing the injury.  Therefore, taking legal action against the other driver seems appropriate and fair because […]

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law – A Broken System

There have been countless times that I have watched an injured worker suddenly have his or her temporary total disability (TTD) benefits (a.k.a. wage-replacement benefits) suspended by the workers’ compensation insurance company, even though the TTD benefits were due and owed.  Unfortunately, the laws in Georgia are in need of major reform, because they are […]

Independent Medical Examinations: What is Considered a Reasonable Place

One of my clients was just sent an IME (independent medical examination) notice to travel 313 miles one way from Kingsland, GA to Atlanta, GA for an IME with a general ophthalmologist physician. That would be a 626 round trip to attend an Employer/Insurer IME. On top of it all, my client just had surgery […]

The Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

At times, many workers can feel forgotten on the job. Ironically, once a worker is hurt, he or she can suddenly receive a lot of attention. The employer’s insurance company is often calling to try and achieve a quick settlement. Medical professionals are calling to confirm and coordinate care. Friends and family each have an […]

Georgia Logging & Tree Cutting Work Injuries: A Story Every Logger Needs To Hear

It’s early morning, deep into a tall forest in Georgia. Ted, a third generation logger is hard at work cutting down trees. This life is all Ted has ever known. His father and grandfather were loggers like him. With a very strong work ethic and a respect for those loggers who came before him, he […]

The Food, The Bad, & The Ugly

When people think of Georgia work injuries, the occupations that usually come to mind are construction, logging and other incredibly strenuous types of work. What many people don’t realize is that the restaurant industry generates an unexpectedly high number of workers’ compensation claims. According to the National Restaurant Association’s website, there are roughly 14.7 million […]