Hank Barnett, Attorney


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Workers' Compensation, General Practice


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Hank Barnett devotes his entire practice to the representation of injured workers in workers’ compensation cases. He has litigated hundreds of cases before the Georgia State Board of Worker’s Compensation and appeals to the Superior Courts and Appellate Courts of Georgia.

  • 1983 graduate of Emory Law School, in practice over twenty-five years
  • Past Chair and Board Member, Worker’s Compensation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association.
  • Past member of the Amicus Committee of the Workers’ Compensaton Claimants’ Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Contributed legal briefs to important issues on appeals from Worker’s Compensation cases.
  • Past Editor, Newsletter of the Worker’s Compensaton Section, Atlanta Bar Association.
  • Member of the Atlanta Bar Association and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Member of WinPac-Political Action Committee advocating on behalf of injured workers within the State of Georgia.

Mr. Barnett is a regular speaker at seminars for advanced, intermediate and beginning worker’s compensation practitioners. The following is a list of lectures:

  • Panel Member- Professionalism Panel – Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia February 2009
  • Co-Chair-Nuts and Bolts of Worker’s Compensation Practice-Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn, Atlanta, Georgia May 2008
  • Speaker-Recent Developments in Georgia Law, State Board of Worker’s Compensation Annual Educational Conference, Atlanta, Georgia August 2007
  • Chair-Advanced Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia February 2007
  • Co-Chair-Advanced Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia February 2006
  • Panel Moderator-Views from the Bench and Bar-Direct and Cross Examination of Vocational Experts in Catastrophic Cases-Advanced Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia April 2005
  • Panel Member-Views from the Bench & Bar-Discovery Strategies-Annual Worker’s Compensation Seminar, State Bar of Georgia-St. Simons, Georgia October 2000
  • Co-Chair-Advanced Worker’s Compensation Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia February 2000
  • Speaker-Litigating Catastrophic Injuries in Worker’s Compensation Cases, Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia February 1997.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Brain Injury-Toxic Exposure-No-Liability Settlement-$650,000.00-Dementia caused by cumulative exposure to workplace toxins
  • RSD-Catastrophic Injury-Liability Settlement-$175,000.00 plus future medical care fund over $550,000.00. Over several years obtained catastrophic designation for claimant, treatment with physician and psychologist of her choosing. Also obtained Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare coverage.
  • Occupational Disease-Asbestosis-Award of medical care and benefits totaling over $350,000.00 and widow remains on weekly benefits. Attorney fees are paid by Insurer rather than client due to finding of unreasonable defense.
  • “Soft Tissue/Back Injury”-Liability Settlement-$160,000.00 plus future medical care fund. Obtained “catastrophic injury” designation for client.
  • Cervical Injury-Liability Settlement-$125,000.00 plus future medical care fund. Also obtained Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare coverage.
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Hank Barnett
315 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue
Suite 850
Decatur, GA 30030
33.7709,-84.292375

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