How Long Does a Workers Compensation Settlement Take?

Many people have questions about how Georgia workers compensation settlements are approved and how long it takes

Georgia workers compensation settlements require approval.  This means that you and the insurance company cannot just agree to settle your case.  For a settlement to be official, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation has to approve your agreement. Many people have questions about how the approval process works.  In this article, I will discuss […]

How Long Term Disability Affects Workers Compensation

You need to know how long term disability interacts with workers' compensation benefits

Workers’ compensation covers you when you suffer an injury doing your job.  In Georgia and most other states, workers’ compensation pays you wage loss benefits when your injury causes you to miss work.  If you have short or long term disability insurance, that insurance company may pay you wage loss benefits as well. Can you […]

Can SSI or SSDI Benefits Be Garnished?

Generally, funds you receive as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are not subject to garnishment.  Section 207 of the Social Security Act protects these funds from being subject to garnishment for debts to most creditors.  However, there are some exceptions to this rule. SSDI benefits can be garnished for […]

Will My Personal Injury Claim Affect Social Security Benefits?

If you are currently receiving Social Security Benefits such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) payments, you may have questions about how the money received from your personal injury case will affect these benefits. SSDI Social security disability benefits (SSDI) are not income dependent or “need based” benefits.  This means […]

What Will I Get From a Free Consultation About Workers’ Compensation?

What will I get from a free consultation? A free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys will provide you with at least three things: We can put together a summary of the important facts of your case for you.  You can use this summary regardless of whether you decide to hire us or […]

Why Does Anyone Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?

We’ve all heard the stories about someone getting disability benefits “even though there is nothing wrong with him”.  We have been dealing with the Social Security Disability process for years and we can tell you that these stories are almost always false. The Social Security Disability process includes several layers of scrutiny to weed out […]

How LTD, Social Security, and Medicare Affect Workers’ Compensation Settlements?

Man holding a settlement check

This is the final article in a series of blog posts on settlement of a Georgia Workers’ Compensation claim.  The previous articles in this series have discussed what settlement is, when you should consider settlement, and some basic factors to consider when considering settlement.  This article will discuss additional factors to consider when considering settlement […]