Travis Studdard Co-Chairs Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Travis Studdard was honored to serve as co-chair for the 2018 WCCL “For Your Eyes Only” seminar held at the State Bar of Georgia on February 13th.  The “For Your Eyes Only” seminar is an annual training session for lawyers from around the state of Georgia who represent injured workers. This was Travis’ third year […]

Meredith Thompson Admitted to Georgia State Bar

Meredith Thompson was sworn in as an attorney on November 13,  2017 by the Honorable Bill Hamrick at the Carroll County Courthouse.  She joined Perkins Studdard, LLC after she obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Meredith will work on both the Workers’ Compensation and Veterans Disability teams at Perkins […]

Is Alabama Workers Compensation Unconstitutional?

Many of my clients complain about the fairness of Georgia’s workers compensation laws.  From my perspective, those laws definitely favor employers and insurance companies instead of injured workers. Each state has its own workers compensation system.  State legislatures usually create these systems by passing a set of laws known as a workers compensation act. Alabama’s […]

How Technology Affects Manufacturing Jobs?

Some people are concerned that robots will replace people in manufacturing jobs

Manufacturing jobs provides employment to millions of people in the United States each year.  However, that number has dropped significantly in the last 35 years.  In 1980, there were over 19 million manufacturing jobs in the United States.  Currently, there are just over 12 million manufacturing jobs according to the United States Department of Labor. […]

Cliff Perkins’ Case Followed By Court of Appeals

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently issued a decision following Cliff Perkins' case about an injured worker fired because of an injury

The Court of Appeals recently issued a decision interpreting the case of Padgett v. Waffle House.  Padgett is a case that Cliff Perkins appealed to the Supreme Court and won.  The Supreme Court agreed with Cliff’s argument that an employer should have to pay temporary total disability benefits to an injured worker when the employer fired the […]

New Statute of Limitations Case Bars TTD Benefits

New case interpreting OCGA 34-9-104 statute of limitations bars an injured worker from receiving temporary total disability benefits

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently decided a statute of limitations case involving an injured worker who needed knee replacement surgery.  Unfortunately, the Court concluded that the injured worker could not receive temporary total disability benefits while his doctor disabled him from work as a result of the knee replacement surgery. What are the underlying facts […]

Jason Perkins Speaks at Workers’ Compensation Seminar

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Jason Perkins recently spoke at a Georgia workers’ compensation seminar held at the State Bar of Georgia.  The seminar focused on alternative dispute resolution in Georgia workers’ compensation cases.  Jason was selected to speak about ethics in the alternative dispute resolution process.  Jason was part of a panel that featured three others attorneys who also […]

New Statute of Limitations Case Bars Additional Benefits

Statute of limitations deadline approaching on calendar

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion regarding what is commonly known as the change in condition statute of limitations.  As we discussed in an earlier blog article on statutes of limitations, the change in condition statute of limitations provides a deadline for applying for and receiving additional temporary total disability and temporary […]

Some Folks Are Just A Little Crazy

Last year, three members of the Perkins Studdard family, along with two of their spouses and other friends, decide to run the Dixie 200, a 200 mile team race from Atlanta to Birmingham.  Although most of the runners on the team had not even run a half marathon before, they persevered through cold, rain, and […]

Jason Perkins Speaks On Discovery of Social Media

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Jason Perkins was recently featured as a speaker at the 2013 Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Annual Educational Conference.  The conference started on August 25 and was attended by many hundreds of people involved in Georgia’s workers’ compensation system including judges, attorneys, insurance adjusters, and employers. Along with Fred Green from the law firm […]

Need a Speaker?

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Our attorneys enjoy sharing their knowledge with others.  Many of them regularly speak on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and insurance issues at continuing legal education seminars across Georgia.  Our attorneys also volunteer their time to speak to clubs, organizations, and other groups about a number of topics including: Insurance Issues Workers’ Compensation Veterans Benefits Guide […]

Perkins Attorneys Serve at the Georgia Capitol

Last Tuesday, March 26th, Ann-Margaret Perkins, Jason Perkins, and Travis Studdard served as Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Lawyers for the Day at the Georgia Capitol. The Lawyer of the Day program provides a presence for GTLA at the Capitol.  It allows lawyers to meet with their senators and representatives during the session to discuss issues and […]

Perkins Studdard Team Members Run the Dixie 200!

On March 22 & 23, Jason Perkins, and Travis Studdard ran The Dixie 200 as part of a 10 person relay team.  This 207 mile, overnight relay began near Atlanta, Georgia & finished near Birmingham, Alabama. That’s over 200 miles in 2 days & 2 time zones! Their team finished 6th out of 15 teams overall with a total […]

Attorneys Help Out at State Capitol

Today, Ann-Margaret Perkins, Jason Perkins, and Travis Studdard are volunteering to help out at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Lawyer of the Day program.  This program offers an opportunity for GTLA members to help out at the Capitol by reviewing proposed legislation and meeting with State Senators and […]

Helpful Book and Blog About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are life altering events.  We often represent clients who have been impacted by them, so we like to share information on that subject whenever we can.  Diane Quimby, a local woman who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, has written a wonderful and inspiring book about her journey through recovery.  The name of the book is […]

Workers’ Compensation Division Participating in Two Hundred Mile Race

We are excited to announce that our Workers’ Compensation Division will have three people competing in the Dixie 200, a 207 mile relay run from just outside of Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama.  Leah Carter organized the twelve person team on which she, Jason Perkins and Travis Studdard are running.  As part of this team, […]

Georgia Supreme Court decision helps injured workers get medical treatment

The Supreme Court of Georgia recently upheld the validity of State Board of Workers’ Compensation Rule 205 in the case of Mulligan v. Selective HR Solutions, Inc., 289 Ga. 753, 716 S.E.2d 150 (2011).  Rule 205 provides a method by which doctors and injured workers can get approval for medical treatment needed as a result of […]

Cliff Perkins Speaks At Annual Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law Seminar

Cliff Perkins recently spoke to approximately four hundred attorneys on the topic of Catastrophic Designation in Georgia Workers’ Compensation claims at the annual Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law Institute. Cliff’s presentation and paper for this seminar covered a number of subtopics including: the importance of having specific work restrictions from doctors the use of social security […]

Cliff Perkins Inducted into National Workers’ Compensation College

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Cliff Perkins was recently inducted as a Fellow into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, a national organization established to honor those who have distinguished themselves in the practice of workers’ compensation law. Only twelve Georgia attorneys have received this honor. Among other things, Fellows of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers have shown that […]

Jason Perkins Speaks at Workers’ Compensation Seminar

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Jason Perkins was featured as a speaker at the 2012 continuing legal education seminar “Workers’ Compensation for the General Practitioner”. The seminar is put on by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. Jason spoke on the issue of “Contacting the Medical Provider in a Workers’ Compensation Matter”.  Jason addressed the issue from the […]