In this episode of “Justice at Work”, Partner Kathy Harrington-Sullivan interviews Laura Reis of ReisLaw, LLC about workers’ compensation laws in Georgia and how they impact employees. Laura Reis has dedicated her law practice to representing injured workers since 2003. In the past 15 years, Laura has resolved thousands of workers’ compensation claims through trial or settlement and procured millions of dollars for her clients. During her discussion with Kathy, Laura provides some great insight for workers who have been injured on the job.
The questions she will answer include:
- What exactly is workers comp and how is it different from other injury claims like a car accident?
- What do I need to do if I am injured at work?
- What do I do about medical treatment? Lost wages?
- Should I hire an attorney for this?
- What am I owed if I’m injured at work?
- Will I have to go to court?
- Can I sue my employer if they did something wrong?
- This process seems complicated. How do I figure out what to do?
Kathy and Laura will cut through the red tape and make workers’ compensation much easier for you to understand.
Laura Reis is the founder of ReisLaw, LLC, where she focuses on representing seriously injured workers in workers’ compensation actions. Laura has been exclusively dedicated to the representation of Georgia injury victims for the past 17 years and is a 2000 graduate of Boston College and a 2003 graduate of Emory Law. Laura is a past chair of AAJ’s workers’ compensation section, a national organization dedicated to protecting injury victims. She has also been named a Superlawyer and has sat on the Executive Committee of several attorney Board of Directors. In addition to authoring several publications about workers’ rights, she is a frequent speaker at attorney seminars. She also frequently volunteers in her community and her firm offers top notch service to injured workers throughout the State of Georgia.
Kathy Harrington-Sullivan/Barrett & Farahany
Kathy Harrington-Sullivan is a Partner at Barrett & Farahany and manages the firm’s case evaluation team. Because knowledge truly is power, Kathy and the Atlanta employment attorneys on her team regularly consult with and empower potential clients by helping them to understand the law, clarifying what their rights are as employees, and determining what steps they can take to protect themselves and their jobs.
Kathy is an active member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and is also a member of the Labor & Employment section of the Atlanta Bar Association. She holds a J.D. from Mercer University School of Law, a B.S. with Highest Honors in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Nursing from Georgia College. In addition to being a Georgia-licensed attorney, Kathy is also a Registered Nurse, a trained Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigator, and a mediator registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Kathy has mediated numerous court cases, including civil cases, divorce and child custody cases, and juvenile delinquency and deprivation cases.
About Barrett & Farahany:
Barrett & Farahany is a highly experienced employment law team that believes strongly in helping individuals fight injustice in the workplace. Their skilled Atlanta employment law attorneys have decades of experience helping to defend employee rights and always protect employee victims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. They take great pride in providing assistance based on years of experience negotiating and litigating employment matters to protect employee interests.
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