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Our founding partner, Robert Bourne, is a former president of the Workers Compensation Section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and a former vice president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council for Workers Compensation. He has also served on the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the State Board of Workers Compensation.
Workers' Compensation settlement for catastrophic brain injury.
Workers' Compensation settlement for back injury.
Personal Injury settlement for premises liability.
Workers' Compensation settlement for broken fibula.
Wrist injury for work-related car accident.
Premises liability case for bull attack.
Workers' Compensation settlement for a fractured wrist.
Workers' comp settlement for partial paralysis.
Workers' compensation rotator cuff tear.
Workers Compensation is our focus. Over 75 percent of our clients are injured workers.Read More
We represent clients in a wide variety of injury cases, from wrongful death to premises liability.Read More
When you suffer an injury, you want someone with a personal touch who will handle your matter personally. I often hear from people who are frustrated with workers' compensation lawyers who will not return their phone calls. We are a local, family-owned firm and we don’t employ case managers or clerks to screen our calls.
I understand that litigation can be a stressfull experience. My job is not only to make sure you get the maximum recovery in your case, but also to guide you through the process and make sure you stay informed every step of the way. You will be able to reach me at any time directly on my personal cell phone.
Robert E Bourne, ESQ
In Georgia, you have a right to choose your doctor from a list of doctors called the Panel of physicians. This will likely be the most important decision you make.Click to read more
Workers Compensation requires that you inform a supervisor of a workplace injury within 30 days.
It can be a red flag if the insurance company is asking you to sign documents. It is best to speak to a lawyer before you sign anything.
The insurance companies know that our firm fights agressively to protect our clients and make sure they keep drawing the maximum amount of benefits. Before any settlement is reached in your workers' compensation case, we gather all of the evidence needed to get the biggest settlement. This includes:
Our firm has recovered millions for injured workers in Georgia. Workers' compensation law is extremely complex. We develop an individual settlement strategy based on the facts of your unique case. Learn more about workers' compensation settlements.
Construction Site Accidents | Railroad (FELA) Law | Forklift Accidents | Factory Accidents | Farm Workers | Kroger Accidents | Healthcare - hospital workers, nurses, doctor's office professionals | Factory workers in manufacturing facilities | Police officers and law enforcement | Firefighters and EMTs | Part-time employees | Roofers |Cleaners - janitorial and custodial staff| Landscaping and lawn care professionals | Restaurant workers - cooks, waiters and other restaurant staff | Construction workers | Independent contractors
Don't wait to contact an attorney if you get hurt at work. The clock is ticking on your case. the Georgia statute of limitations restricts the amount of time injured workers have to file a claim to within one year of the accident date—not two years as in other personal injury claims. Also, workers compensation laws in Georgia have many deadlines and traps that could damage the value of your case. We will protect your benefits.
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This is usually not a good idea. You have a right to medical treatment in workers comp. But in most cases you are required to pick a doctor from your employer's "panel of physicians". If you go "off the panel" then the insurance company may refuse to pay for treatment.
The panel must be posted in a prominet location at your work place. The employer must provide the list as soon as you become injured. Typically, the panel must contain the names of at least 6 doctors, including one orthopedic doctor. The panel may contain no more than two "industrial clinics."
If your employer does not have a panel of physicians or the panel of physicians is invalid, you should consult a lawyer. If the employer does not follow the law, then they are not allowed to limit your choice of doctors. You may be entitled to choose any doctor you want, including your family doctor.
Workers Compensation coverage begins the first day of the job. Employers with three or more employees are required to have workers compensation insurance.
Workers' compensation laws define an on-the-job injury as one that "arises out of and in the course of employment". That means that that the accident was related to the time, place, and circumsatance of your employment (for example performing job duties during regular business hours). That also includes employees travelling for work, or performing a special errand for the employer outside work hours. It also means that the work was at least in some way a contributing cause of the injury.
"When others lawyers/law firms left me for dead and wouldn’t take my case. This family based practice took on my difficult case & won! Totally grateful for the professionalism experienced. A++ THANKS!"
"Robert went above and beyond in helping me through a very difficult time in my life. He was willing to answer any questions I had, basically at any time of the day. If you ever find yourself dealing with workmans comp; I highly recommend seeking his services. Very caring and not just looking to make a quick dollar! Very rare!"
Although my chances of having any settlement at all look very bleak, Robert obtained my files and found the Dr. had given me an impairment rating that was never conveyed to me and I certainly was not compensated for it. Robert worked diligently and he did a great job questioning the person who had handled my claim. We settled at mediation for more than I thought would be possible. I cannot thank Robert enough for using his skills and expertise in handling my case.
“Robert Bourne was a Beacon of Hope to me at a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. It was a true blessing that I had found Robert at the right time Not only was he able to pull my case out of the mud due to another lawyers wrongdoing his empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most . My children and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Robert Bourne without reservation. Thanks again Robert!”
Looking for an attorney is not an easy job. Checking references, reading bios, getting consultations. Then, meeting and discussing the case and getting their opinions. Most important, do they have your health and life as #1? Watching TV ads for dog food, lawn care or lawyers is not how to choose someone who really has your back. Do they live in your county, go to your church, shop where you shop? If so, they will represent you better than some commercial on TV! Robert is an upstanding individual who many people recommended. Not only as an outstanding attorney but upstanding citizen and human being.”