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WORKERS' COMPENSATION  
 
The firm's workers' compensation attorneys represent employers, insurers, self-insured funds in the litigation of disputed workers' compensation claims throughout the state of Georgia and Tennessee. Our attorneys appear regularly before Georgia Administrative Law Judges and the Appellate Division of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation, Tennessee Courts and Tennessee Department of Labor in handling these claims. We have also successfully defended numerous workers' compensation claims through appeals before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and the Georgia and Tennessee Supreme Court.

These attorneys work closely with adjusters to expeditiously and efficiently defend workers' compensation claims, by providing the following services:

Preparing prompt detailed summaries of developments occurring during discovery so that the files can be realistically evaluated well in advance of trial.

Thoroughly investigating the claimant's background and records of previous employers and health care providers, in order to determine any pre-existing injuries and inconsistencies in the claimant's testimony.

Conducting activity checks and surveillance, when appropriate, in developing evidence for defense.

Utilizing our resident nurse/paralegal, as needed, to analyze and interpret medical records received from health care providers.

We strive to make certain that insured employers understand our mutual goals in defending workers' compensation claims, so that the employers can participate in the defense by gathering documents, locating witnesses, and developing light duty jobs so as to minimize exposure for workers' compensation claims. In addition, we are able to advise employers regarding risk management, workers' compliance and coverage issues.