Written by attorney Jodi Brenner Ginsberg

Will Your Workers' Compensation Settlement be Delayed Because of the Coronavirus Crisis?

Will your Georgia workers’ compensation settlement be delayed because of the COVID-19 coronavirus shutdown?

As I discuss in this video, our office - Ginsberg Law Offices - remains open, using the phone, email, fax and Skype to regularly communicate with our clients, insurance adjusters and opposing counsel. Law firms are considered “essential businesses” by the government so we are proceeding with business as usual.

Over the past few years, mediation has become the preferred option to help us get cases settled. Until recently mediations were done in person at a neutral’s office but now we are able to schedule virtual mediations using the phone or Skype. Here's a link to a video I did about how I approach mediations:

Fortunately many mediation companies were already set up to handle virtual mediations so the transition was quick. Once we decide that your case is ready for settlement, we will attempt to hammer out a deal directly with the insurance company or we will proceed to a virtual mediation where you and I will participate by phone or Skype.

Currently most of the insurance companies we deal with remain open and are making offers and negotiating to resolve cases. Some are eager to get cases settled and close their files so if your case is appropriate for settlement this may be a good time to proceed.

As always, I am available to you at any time to discuss the facts of your case and how we might move it towards a lump sum settlement. #workerscompensationsettlement #coronavirusdelaysworkerscompensation #workinjuriesandcoronavirus

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