A Law Firm Advocating for Injured Workers and Their Families
Getting injured on the job is scary. Not only do you worry about your long-term health and mobility; you also worry about missing work, paying medical bills and supporting your family. To make matters worse, you've probably heard horror stories of friends and co-workers who had their workers' compensation claims denied for paperwork errors or other seemingly insignificant reasons. Unfortunately, all of these concerns are real. Under Georgia's workers' compensation system, it has become more and more difficult for injured workers to collect the benefits they need and deserve. The good news, however, is that working with the right attorney can make a world of difference.
I am Arthur E. Snead, and I'm proud to represent the interests of injured workers throughout the Atlanta metro. When you hire The Law Office Of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, you'll have an attorney who treats you and your case with respect, and who goes above and beyond to meet your needs.
My firm's sole focus is workers' compensation law, and I am personally involved in all aspects of your case. When you call me, I'll either pick up the phone or call you back the same day. I am able to represent you throughout the life of your case, from just after the accident through all levels of appeal. I am also available for more limited work, if desired.
Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
- Denial of Workers' Comp Benefits and Appeals
- Workers' Compensation
- Personal Injury
Call Attorney Arthur E. Snead today at 404-860-1286 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Attorney Arthur E. Snead
Arthur Snead is the managing partner at The Law Office Of Arthur E. Snead, LLC. He robustly advocates for Georgia workers, and has earned victories for his clients, not only in claims mediation, but also in litigation before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, including the Appellate Division. His code of vigorous dedication in legal representation, and his high level of trial experience, distinguish him from many lawyers in the field of workers’ compensation. For his clients, these differences mean an attorney who doesn’t settle for unjust offers, and who isn’t afraid to call the other side’s bluff.
Arthur has helped injured workers in a diverse range of industries and professions recoup lost wages and win a greater measure of restoration. Uniting unbiased medical expertise to the power of the law, he checks the dominance of insurance companies, and empowers injured workers with better options for their recovery.
Injured workers who team with Arthur also find in him a respect and tenacity born of his personal, pre-law experience. Before practicing law, Arthur worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. His stint as a fisherman was cut short unexpectedly by an injury to his left hand, sustained in a work-related boating accident. Arthur considers his time in Alaska formative, not only because it taught him the meaning of hard work, but also because it contributed to a better understanding and appreciation of his clients’ adversities.
Shortly after leaving Alaska, Arthur entered the Mississippi College School of Law, earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2012. While in law school, Arthur worked for the Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State and received American Jurisprudence Awards for his outstanding level of performance in Pretrial Practice, Trial Practice, Appellate Advocacy, Products Liability, Business Bankruptcy, and Law and Economics. Arthur’s dedication to his law studies also earned him the John B. Farese Memorial Trial Advocacy Award and the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference Award. More recently, in 2018, Arthur was recognized by the Georgia Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," which is an honor that is only given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in their field of practice as voted upon by their peers.
Arthur credits the early years of his legal career, practicing as an Assistant Public Defender, with seasoning him in the heaviest demands of legal work. He built his expertise in workers’ compensation law as an Associate Attorney at The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, LLC, and stays atop the trends and legal changes that matter for his clients.
Admitted To The Bar:
- Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, J.D.
- Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia, B.A., Business Administration & Finance
Professional Memberships and Achievements:
- Top 40 Under 40 - Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017 - Present
- Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2018 - Present
- State Bar of Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia, Workers’ Compensation Section
- State Bar of Georgia, Tort & Insurance Practice Section
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Georgia Injured Workers' Advocates
Verdicts & Settlements
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $275,000.00
Description: The Employee sustained a fatal crush injury while operating the Employer's dump truck. When the Employee's dependent minor asserted a claim for dependency benefits pursuant to the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act, the Employer denied the claim, asserting that the Employee had borrowed the dump truck for a personal errand and was operating it on a lunch break. Exercising information gained through discovery, counsel for the dependent minor argued for, and secured, both a workers' compensation settlement, and a personal injury settlement, against the Employer.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $205,000.00
Description: The Employee was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident (MVA) and sustained injuries to the cervical and lumbar spine. The Employer accepted the neck injury, but denied the injury to its Employee's lower back on the ground that the Employee suffered from a pre-existing condition. Counsel for the Employee gathered medical evidence showing that the MVA had aggravated the Employee's pre-existing herniated disc, convincing the Employer to accept the lumbar injury and begin providing medical benefits for the same. In settling the case, counsel for the Employee painstakingly identified and exhausted all avenues of recovery, obtaining settlements from the Employer, the individual who caused the MVA, and the Employee's underinsured motorist insurance.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $175,000.00
Description: The Client was driving down a city street when a distracted driver suddenly veered into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision in which the Client's left leg was severely injured. Shortly after undergoing surgery, the Client retained counsel, who immediately began developing the case. After investigating the collision, and thoroughly discovering all insurance resources available to the Client, counsel for the Client initiated negotiations with the at-fault party's insurance company, and secured a substantial settlement for the Client in a timely fashion.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $115,000.00
Description: The Client sustained a fractured vertebra during a motor vehicle accident with an individual driving on the wrong side of the road. Following successful medical treatment for the Client, counsel obtained settlements from the at-fault driver, as well as from the Client's underinsured motorist insurance.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $85,000.00
Description: A restaurant employee slipped on a frozen piece of meat at work, sustaining an injury to the cervical spine in the fall. In the months following the accident, the same Employee developed carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). While the Employer accepted the injury to the Employee's cervical spine, it denied responsibility for the Employee's CTS on the ground that it was a pre-existing condition. At a hearing before the State Board of Workers' Compensation (Board) on the matter, counsel for the Employee successfully argued to the Board that the Employee's CTS was traumatically-acquired, but the Employer appealed the decision. Appearing before the Appellate Division, counsel for the Employee decisively established that the Employee's CTS was traumatically-acquired, compelling the Employer to provide medical benefits, including surgery, for the Employee's CTS. Ultimately, counsel for the Employee won a favorable settlement from the Employer.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $75,000.00
Description: The Employee sustained an injury to the cervical spine after slipping and falling in the back of a company work-truck. The Employer denied the claim, citing a lack of witnesses to the accident, and argued that the Employee suffered from a pre-existing condition. Through the course of intensive trial preparation, counsel for the Employee engaged the Employer in mediation, and won a significant settlement for the Employee.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $60,000.00
Description: While working at a warehouse, the Employee tripped over construction debris, sustaining a broken ankle. The Employer accepted the injury to the Employee's ankle, but delayed providing medical benefits for the same. Further mistreatment followed, when the Employee was released back to work on light-duty restrictions; at that time the Employer cut the Employee's hours and refused to pay temporary partial disability benefits. Pushed to seek help, the Employee enlisted counsel, who immediately set to work initiating and expediting much-needed medical treatment for the Employee's ankle. Additionally, counsel determined that the Employee was owed several thousand dollars in past-due wages, and filed a hearing request in pursuit of the same. By continually applying pressure, counsel for the Employee held an evasive Employer to account, and secured an important settlement for the Employee.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $60,000.00
Description: While helping construct a roof, the Employee stepped on to a piece of unfastened sheet metal, falling approximately twenty feet to the ground and sustaining a broken foot. The Employer denied responsibility for the injury, claiming the Employee's fall was the result of intoxication by marijuana. Though three co-workers were enlisted by the Employer to provide witness to the alleged marijuana use, counsel for the Employee prevailed, securing a valuable settlement from the Employer.
Outcome: Settlement in the amount of $40,000.00
Description: The Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) within a gas station parking lot, and sustained an injury to the lumbar spine. The liability carrier categorized the parts injured as "soft tissue" and offered the Client a settlement of $1,000.00, prompting the latter to retain counsel. With vigorous trial preparation, counsel for the Client engaged the liability carrier in mediation, and secured a settlement for the policy limits of $25,000.00. Additionally, counsel successfully sought ways to maximize the Client's recovery, identifying and pursuing the one underinsured motorist carrier involved in the MVA, and securing from it a settlement of $15,000.00.