Practice Areas

workers compensation lawClick on the links below for more information regarding our areas of focus.

Workers’ Compensation:
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits for employees who sustain injuries as a direct result of their job activities. The goal of workers’ compensation insurance is to help protect the health and income of injured workers.

Any employee that has been injured while performing assigned duties during assigned work hours has a legal right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation benefits include medical care and, in some cases, a portion of weekly income. In the event that an employee should die as a result of a work-related injury, the employee’s dependants may also be eligible for monetary benefits.

In general, you will be covered under Georgia Workers’ Compensation law if your employer has three or more employees, and you were injured performing work that arose out of or in the course of your employment. However, the system is complex, and obtaining benefits from your employer can often be challenging in regards to receipt of your maximum entitlement.

If you have been injured at work and are facing complications with receipt of benefits, knowledge and experience can make the difference for your future. At Sartain Law Offices, we know that an injury can change your life forever. Let our compassion and experience guide you through the storm. Contact our office for a consultation.


Social Security Disability (SSDI/SSI):
The Social Security Administration provides benefits (SSDI) for individuals who are unable to work for 12 consecutive months due to an injury or illness. The Social Security Administration also offers benefits (SSI) for individuals who are unable to provide for themselves or their family because of an illness or injury although they have never worked or paid Social Security taxes.

BUT, Social Security law is complex. Unfortunately, legitimate requests for disability benefits are routinely denied by the Social Security Administration, and the process to obtain benefits can be lengthy, requiring representation from an experienced attorney. Expertise in providing medical documentation and relevant case law can be vital to get your entitled benefits.
 
The partners at Sartain Law Offices have practiced Social Security law for over 20 years with results of countless favorable decisions. If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits (SSDI or SSI) or your child has been denied benefits, contact us for a consultation. Our fee is contingent - we do not charge any fees until the disability claim is approved and our fees are authorized.

Childhood Disability
As we all know, disabilities are not limited to adults in later life. Many times, children are born with or acquire disabilities, which can place financial hardships on those who care for them.  To assist families in need, Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration are available for qualifying children under the age of 18.  Benefits are only available for families with low income and limited resources whose child meets the disability definition set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

Similar to the process by which SSA determines disability for an adult, the SSA provides a strict definition of disability to determine eligibility for children. In addition to your child undergoing a disability interview, you as the caregiver must provide an extensive amount of documentation to support the claim.  Even if your child has a successful claim, once your child reaches the age of 18, he or she will be reevaluated by the Administration for continuing disability benefits under the adult standard.

At Sartain Law Offices, we understand the sensitive nature of having a child with a disability, and likewise, understand the frustrations involved in trying to obtain help through a complicated process.  As a former teacher, Jennifer Jarvis provides a unique insight into childhood disability cases by combining her understanding of the educational system and years of experience working with children with her compassion for those struggling as a result of disabilities. We are dedicated to helping you and your child to calm the winds of adversity brought on by disability, and we would gladly provide a free consultation to meet with you and discuss your claim.

Personal Injury:
Incurring an injury from another’s negligence can be a physical and emotional hardship – not only for you, but your family as well. While recovering, you need an ally to represent you to help get your life back on track. At Sartain Law Offices, we handle injuries arising from the following:

  • Auto accidents
  • Biking and pedestrian accidents
  • Slip-and-fall injuries

Let our compassion and experience guide you through the storm. Contact our office for a consultation.


Short-Term/Long-Term Disability:
If you are injured and have exhausted short-term disability benefits because of your injuries, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits through your company's insurance plan. Unfortunately, legitimate requests for long-term disability are initially denied by plan administrators or insurers.

Whether you are applying for benefits or are appealing an unfair denial of benefits, it is important to know your rights to protect your future financial security.  Contact us for a consultation.

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