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Workers Compensation Deviation from Employment – Or Not

An employee did not deviate from her employment when she “responded instinctively and instantaneously to an unexpected and dangerous situation that arose directly out of her job duties.” Stokes v. Coweta County Board of Education, A11A2062, (Court of Appeals, January…

Atlanta Workers Compensation – Attorney Ex Parte Communications with Doctors

Can benefits be withheld from a worker’s compensation claimant who refuses to let her employer’s attorneys talk to her physician out of the presence of herself or her attorney? The Court of Appeals says no in McRae v. Arby’s Restaurant…

Workers Compensation Injuries from a Fall

Idiopathic Claimant fell as she was turning down a store aisle.  She fractured her leg in the fall and subsequently filed a claim for workers’ compensation.  The administrative law judge ruled that Johnson’s injury arose out of the course of…

Exclusive Remedy in Workers Compensation Claim

A good discussion on exclusive remedy and an inability to sue employer in tort.  Bayer Corporation et al. v. Lassiter, 282 Ga. App. 346, 638 S.E.2d 812 (2006). Wife cannot seek consortium claim from employer where wife has sought the…

Evidence in a Worker’s Compensation Case

Admissions Where a claimant makes certain admissions to formal requests for admissions and then states otherwise during the testimony, an Administrative Law Judge can’t disbelieve the admissions and accept the testimony.  See Piedmont Aviation Inc. v. Washington, 181 Ga. App….

Trial Notebook: Estoppel – Worker’s Compensation

Equitable estoppel is a doctrine which could, in some circumstances be applied to a workers’ compensation case.  An employer could be bound by the Act whether there was valid reliance if the worker relied on a misrepresentation that was covered. …

Trial Notebook: Employee – Worker’s Compensation

Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority is an employer under the workers’ compensation act. See Nunnally v. Fulton DeKalb Hosp. Authority, 171 Ga. App. 12, 318 S.E.2d 759 (1984). Alter Ego—Direct Action Employ Where an employer fails to have workers’ compensation insurance,…

Failure to Timely File Forms

Failure to Timely File Forms An employer or workers’ comp insurer’s conscious indifference to its duty to file required workers’ compensation forms constitutes willfulness warranting imposition of penalties.  See Caremore, Incorporated/Wooddale Nursing  Home, et al. v. Hollis, 283Ga. App. 681,…

Workers Compensation Claims for Farm Laborer

In Glen Oaks Turf, Inc. v. Butler 191 Ga. App. 840, 383 S.E.2d 203 (1989), the Court of Appeals Addressed the issue of whether or not an employee was a farm laborer under the definition of the act and, as…

Workers Compensation Eye Injury Claims

A workers’ compensation claimant injured his eye which required a surgical procedure to remove a cataract and implant a permanent lens.  Before the accident claimant apparently had 20/20 vision but after the implant his vision improved to 20/40 vision with…