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WORKERS COMP INJURY WHILE NOT FOLLOWING EMPLOYER/SUPERVISOR’S INSTRUCTIONS ON SAFETY. INJURY WHILE ENGAGING IN WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.

WORKERS COMP INJURY WHILE NOT FOLLOWING EMPLOYER/SUPERVISOR’S INSTRUCTIONS ON SAFETY.  INJURY WHILE ENGAGING IN WILLFUL MISCONDUCT. A very interesting case was recently decided by the Court Of Appeals of Georgia regarding a young man named Adrian Burdette who was employed…

MAXIMUM GEORGIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION WEEKLY RATES MAXIMUM TEMPORARY TOTAL AND TEMPORARY PARTIAL DISABILITY WEEKLY RATES TTD and TPD

MAXIMUM GEORGIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION WEEKLY RATES  MAXIMUM TEMPORARY TOTAL AND TEMPORARY PARTIAL DISABILITY WEEKLY RATES TTD and TPD   You will find below is a table showing the maximum weekly workers’ compensation rates “TTD benefits” for the State of Georgia…

Dueling Doctors: Authorized Treating Physician Less Credible Than Non-Examining Expert

In Emory University v. Duval, A14A2270 (Ct of Appeals, February 10, 2015) the Court of Appeals chastised the Superior Court for reversing the Board’s finding that evidence relied upon by the ALJ was less credible than a non-treating expert’s report….

What Is A Change In The “Status” of An Employee? Ask For Payment of Overdue Penalties Within Two Years. Statute of Limitations.

In MARTA v. REID, S13G1812 (Supreme Court of Georgia, September 22, 2014), twelve of the 32 payments the employee received before returning to work were untimely, and he was owed a 15% late-payment penalty pursuant to OCGA §34-9-221(e). But he…

Fall at Work – When Are Worker’s Compensation Benefits Paid For An Idiopathic Fall?

You are standing on a ladder at work and feel dizzy. The next thing you know, you are on the ground, your shoulder hurts, and co-workers are asking if you are okay. Is this a work injury? Will your employer…

Has the Georgia Supreme Court Killed The Fictional New Injury?

In Scott v. Shaw Industries, Inc., S11G1815 (July 2, 2012), the Supreme Court agreed with the Court of Appeals that the “fictional new accident” concept does not apply if an employee suffers a compensable injury, receives worker’s compensation benefits, returns…

Maloney Job Searches Revisited: Applying “Any Evidence” Standard of Review, Court of Appeals Provides More Details On What Constitutes A Diligent Job Search

The Court of Appeals has raised the bar for Maloney job searches with its decision in Brown Mechanical Contractors v. Maughon, A12A0782, May 12, 2012. The ALJ accepted Maughon’s job search, which included 110 searches over 144 work days as…

81 day Rule: When is Evidence “Newly Discovered”?

An employer argued that evidence was “newly discovered” because it was not available when benefits were voluntarily commenced within 21 days of knowledge of the injury.  Citing Georgia Power v. Pinson, 167 Ga. App. 90 (1983), the employer contended that…

Employee Must Have Notice Of Issue And Opportunity To Be Heard Or Give Implied Consent Before ALJ Can Rule

Employee in Harris v. Eastman Youth Development Center ( A12A0580, April 16, 2012) injured her knee and developed low back pain which both ATP and ALJ found was due to the knee injury. Still, the ALJ denied the employee’s request…

Exercise of Discretion by Board In Favor of Employee is Supported By Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals had no patience for the procedural missteps of the employer in Ready Mix USA, Inc v. Ross, A11A2173 (March 14, 2012). The injured employee served discovery and requested a hearing looking for authorization for an MRI,…