Resources

Resources for You

by Kenneth A. David, Esq.

We have several workers’ comp tools for you:

Directory of Doctors in GA: Go to our webpage atatkinsdavid.com and use the Doctor Search function. Use the fields to narrow your search by specialty and location. If you want more information on any doctor, contact attorney Jennifer Smith at Jennifer.Smith@atkinsdavid.com or 404-446-4481.

Regional Panels: […]

Monday, December 1, 2014|

Post-Offer Medical Questionnaire

by Alissa C. Atkins, Esq.

Lindy Kerr recently prepared a Post Job Offer Medical Questionnaire that employers can use to investigate pre-existing medical conditions in potential new hires. We recommend having all prospective new hires complete this or a similar form after an offer has been made to the prospective new employee. By doing so, employers can […]

Wednesday, May 1, 2013|

Fraud Form

by Kenneth A. David, Esq.

In workers’ comp, there is a form for almost anything. Not surprisingly, the Board just recently added another form – this one to report fraud. You can download the Fraud Report here. Although the form certainly makes it easier to report fraud, it does not make it any easier to prove […]

Saturday, December 1, 2012|

Resources for Finding Physicians / Specialists and Building a Panel of Physicians

by Jennifer M. Smith, Esq.

Medical treatment is a huge component of workers’ compensation claims. It is important for employees to treat with good physicians who also understand the workers’ compensation system. In Georgia, the Panel of Physicians is a list of doctor and/or facilities authorized to treat an employee following a work injury. The employer, […]

Thursday, November 1, 2012|

Verifying Insurance Coverage

by Kenneth A. David, Esq.

It is a rather regular occurrence that a claimant may file a claim against the wrong carrier (insurer) or TPA (servicing agent). What to do? First, it may or may not be the fault of the claimant’s attorney but the Board generally requires that the claimant’s attorney makes the correction. Employer, […]

Friday, June 1, 2012|

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule Guide

by Lindy Z. Kerr, Esq.

The Georgia Worker’s Compensation Fee Schedule impacts workers’ compensation claims in a multitude of ways. It is not simply a listing of the maximum allowable reimbursement for medical procedures and services, but it also governs how information is communicated between the medical provider and employer/insurer. It also consists of several hundred […]

Thursday, March 1, 2012|

Claims Management Tips: How to keep a claim from heading south and how to salvage a bad claim

by Lindy Z. Kerr, Esq.

Some claims are just more difficult to manage efficiently and effectively than others. A difficult claim may be due in part to the type of injury sustained or the severity of the injury, the authorized treating physician on the claim, or even the attorney on the other side. Other times a […]

Thursday, September 1, 2011|

Mileage Reimbursement Remains $0.40 per Mile

by Jennifer M. Smith, Esq.

Recently, our office has received several inquiries on whether the mileage reimbursement for injured workers has increased to $0.45 or $.50 per mile. The State Board of Workers’ Compensation confirmed that mileage reimbursement for claimants remains at $0.40 per mile. The mileage reimbursement increased from $0.28 per mile to $0.40 per […]

Monday, August 1, 2011|
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