August 23, 2019

Throwback to last Saturday’s Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5k race and 2-mile health walk in the heart of downtown Rome. Over 500 runners and walkers came together for health, fitness and fellowship, and to raise money for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. MSP’s Jason Sanker and his wife Kelly are two of three race directors, along with Gail Johnson (unpictured). This year’s race netted over $36,000 for the prevention of child abuse in Rome and Floyd County. Pictured left to right are Jason Sanker, Kelly Sanker, Lee Niedrach, Christine Niedrach, Ann Knight, and Jordan Knight (bottom: Ruby and Lua).

August 7, 2019

Rob Monroe recently settled yet another a workers’ compensation claim, this one for $112,500.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system intended to make sure injured workers are taken care of. Yet all too often employers try to limit or even deny coverage. Rob’s client was working for a local manufacturer and injured his shoulder while hand-carrying supplies on the job. The employee underwent rotator cuff surgery, and may eventually require a total shoulder replacement due to the severity of the injury. The employer fired Rob’s client shortly after the surgery and refused to pay him any weekly benefits. Then Rob stepped in. On top of a substantial lump-sum settlement, Rob was successful in also forcing the employer to begin paying weekly benefits after establishing that his client could not find any other work because of his shoulder restrictions.

This is the latest in a series of successful settlements for Rob over the last several months. If you’ve been hurt at work, call Rob, and he will be glad to talk with you.