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Georgia Case Law Update

Georgia Case Law Update Georgia- New Case Law on Panels The Georgia Court of Appeals issued a decision regarding the location of the Panel in LILIENTHAL v. JLK, INC. et al. A23A0290. A copy is below.  At issue here is whether the Employer placed the Panel of physicians in “prominent places upon the business premises” as required […]

Briefly Speaking: Georgia Form Update By: Jordan Goldring

Jordan Goldring, Atlanta Attorney

As of July 1, 2022, there have been changes to many of the State Board forms. Beginning October 1, 2022 outdated forms will be returned. The majority of the changes were minor and were to reflect the increase in the maximum TTD an TPD rates, $725 and $483 respectively, for all injuries occurring after July […]

Who’s Employee Are They Anyways?, by Lexi Laufer, Associate, Atlanta

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Few concepts have spurred more debate and dispute in recent years than the ever-changing definition of “employee,” and the establishment of an employment relationship under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. As the national work force continues to evolve from one-dimensional employment relationships to multilevel employment relationships, the foundational principles upon which the Workers’ Compensation Act […]

GA Legislative Update

  Upcoming Changes To Georgia Workers’ Compensation Laws: A Quick Summary By: Dan Cauley, Associate, Atlanta The Georgia Legislature is in the process of passing a law which would provide some changes to a claimant’s entitlement to certain workers’ compensation benefits, and although it is currently pending approval, it reportedly has a very strong chance […]

Georgia’s Occupational Illness & Injury Coverage Distinctions

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By: Ryan Lawson, Associate, Atlanta As we progress through the flu season, many of us will see the inevitable sickness claim come across our desks.  We are then faced with the question of compensability and whether we are required to provide treatment and/or out of work benefits for a sick employee. While we find that […]

GA Tip of the Week – 10/28/15

BY:   Zal Linder   I recently attended the WC Institute annual seminar in St. Simons.  One of the issues that came up was the relationship between MSA’s and the 400 week cap on medical benefits in Georgia effective 7/1/13.  As you know, when preparing a MSA for CMS review, the Employer/Insurer must allocate for […]

GA Tip of the Week – IMEs: Costs

By:  Zal Linder I recently presented at a few seminars over the past couple of weeks, and one question I continued to get was about IME’s.  As you may recall, when the Board Rules changed on 7/1/15, one of the things that changed was the costs that can now be requested by claimant IME physicians. […]

Georgia’s Posted Panel Changes

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By: Ryan Lawson, Associate, Atlanta On July 1, 2015, several legislative changes went into effect which slightly amended the workers’ compensation rules and statutes. Among these changes was an increase in the Temporary Total Disability and Temporary Partial Disability rates from $525.00/$350.00 to $550.00/$367.50, respectively; an increase to maximum death benefits to the surviving spouse […]