Recent Articles by Herbert Chestnut Associates The Defense Base Act - What Rights... more
Recent Articles by Herbert Chestnut Associates The Defense Base Act - What Rights Does It Provide For Civilian Contractors Injured In Iraq? The Defense Base Act (DBA) is an extension to the federal workers' compensation program which covers longshoremen and harbor workers. The DBA covers persons employed at U.S. defense bases overseas most notably, civilian contractors in Iraq and Afgh... view profile
I have practiced workers' compensation and personal injury law in Georgia for more... more
I have practiced workers' compensation and personal injury law in Georgia for more than 20 years. I just completed a term as chairman of the Workers' Compensation section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and I have been a member of the Workers' Compensation section of the State Bar of Georgia since 1996. Workers' compensation and personal injury law is not a "sideline" practice for me. IT ... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.