Atlanta, GA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/06/2014 -- Attorney Darwin Johnson, the premier Atlanta workers comp lawyer recognized for his commitment to fighting for justice on behalf of injured workers and accident victims, is pleased to announce that he has released a statement detailing the recent changes to Georgia workers compensation law.
According to the statement, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. (NCCI) has requested a 2.3 percent increase in workers compensation advisory rates for Georgia citizens in 2014, resulting from increased claim frequency and medical severity. The NCCI has stated that workers comp medical claim severity rose by 5 percent in 2011 and that lost-time claim frequency in Georgia increased by 4.5 percent in the same period of time. While some workers compensation insurers have reported an improved financial climate in Georgia, the system remains unprofitable and will likely require reform.
The increase in claim frequency and severity in Georgia signals that more workers are being injured on the job and in ways that require more medical assistance at a higher overall cost. The good news for victims is that they can always rely on attorney Darwin Johnson, the workers comp lawyer Atlanta workers and their families trust to bring about a fair settlement for the loss they have suffered.
Atlanta workers comp attorney Darwin Johnson has handled more than 2,500 cases over the course of his career and has settled more than $25 million in workers compensation and personal injury claims. Mr. Johnson prides himself on offering personalized service to each of his clients, and he is committed to seeing every case through to the end.
“Your situation and case are unique. You deserve an attorney who not only takes the time to learn the details of your case, but also gets to know you as a person and that is exactly what you’ll get when you work with me,” said Georgia workers comp attorney Darwin Johnson.
Darwin Johnson is licensed as a workers compensation lawyer in Georgia’s state and superior courts, and he also handles personal injury claims that arise as a result of negligence and willful misconduct on behalf of individuals and corporations.
About the Law Offices of Darwin Johnson
Darwin F. Johnson, the premier Georgia workers’ comp lawyer, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida in 1999 with a dual Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology. He received his Juris Doctorate law degree from Florida State University in 2003. In 2004 he joined forces with workers’ comp attorney Louis B. Lusk. Together they spent five years battling insurance companies on behalf of workers. Today, Darwin Johnson has become one of Atlanta’s premier workers’ compensation attorneys and continues to specialize in the representation of injured workers in cases before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. For more information, please visit www.gaworkerscomplawyers.com.