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. In this case a deduction was regularly made from claimant's pay. See Hartford Insurance Group v. Voyles, 149 Ga. App. 517, 254 S.E.2d 867 (1979). See Also Horne v. Exum, 204 Ga. App. 337, 419 S.E.2d 147 (1992).

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