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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.

Winning Big For Our Clients

$4.3 Million

Workers' Compensation settlement for catastrophic brain injury.


Workers' Compensation settlement for back injury.

$1 million

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.

$2.3 million

Workers' comp settlement for partial paralysis.


Workers' compensation rotator cuff tear.

Work Injury

Workers Compensation is our focus. Over 75 percent of our clients are injured workers.

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Personal Injury

We represent clients in a wide variety of injury cases, from wrongful death to premises liability.

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Car Accidents

We represent clients in a car accidents resulting in bodily injury.

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Meet Our Team

Were you or a loved one hurt at work?

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

Tips for Injured Workers

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Visit the right doctor.

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.

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How long do I have to report my accident?

Workers Compensation requires that you inform a supervisor of a workplace injury within 30 days.

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The Adjuster wants me to sign something. Should I?

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.

We Want to Help You Get a Great Settlement

Building up your case

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:

  • Future Medical Costs: We will collect all of the medical records from your treating doctors to estimate the future medical costs in your case.
  • Lost Wages: We will estimate how much the insurance company will have to pay you for lost wages throughout the course of the claim.
  • Money for Permanent Disability: If you are still having issues when you complete medical treatment, it is likely that your treating doctor will give you what is called a "impairment rating". Based on the impairment rating, you will be entitled to a certain amount of weekly checks. Click here to learn more.

How settlements work

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.

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Industries and professions we have represented

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

We've got your back.

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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  • Decades of Experience We have represented thousands of injured workers and their familes across the entire state of Georgia.
  • Speak to an Actual Lawyer: you will get the personal attention and service you and your case need and deserve. We don’t employ case managers or clerks to screen our calls.
  • You don't pay unless we win: Since Bourne Law works on a contingency fee basis, you do not need to worry about how much hiring an attorney might cost. If we fail to help you obtain a recovery, then we will charge $0 for our services.
  • Free no-obligation consultation available: We don't charge anything for consultations and there is no obligation to hire us if you are just looking for advice.

Get Answers to Commonly Asked Workers' Compensation Questions

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.

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