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Impacts of Smoking on Healing Following Surgery

Approximately 20% of the population smokes.  Even though everyone knows smoking is bad for their health, quitting is HARD.  But did you know that smoking can actually affect the healing process?  It’s true.  Smoking can slow the healing process, increase…

Welcome Jill Espinoza

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Jill Espinoza. Jill moved to Georgia just over a year ago from Florida where she worked for 18 years as a legal assistant in workers’ compensation. Jill…

SuperLawyers 2016

We are proud to announce that Laura Lanzisera has been selected to the 2016 Georgia SuperLawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent (5%) of attorneys in Georgia. Congratulations to Laura and her commitment to…

Am I entitled to a Jury Trial?

In a workers’ compensation claim, an injured worker is not entitled to a jury trial but rather an evidentiary hearing before an administrative law judge or ALJ.  This is commonly known as a “bench trial” or “employee’s day in court”….

2015 Changes to Georgia Workers’ Compensation

Under House Bill 412 signed into law by Governor Deal – there are certain significant changes to our workers’ compensation system effective July 1, 2015 which include the following: 1) The maximum weekly benefit amounts have been increased. The maximum temporary total disability…

How Much is My Injury Worth?

In a recent article titled “How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Depends On Where You Work” published ProPublica studies showed that what state you work in can dramatically affect how much you are paid for the loss of use of…

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