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Taking MARTA for a Test Drive: Results of a Recent Challenge to Marta v. Reid

January 31, 2016 BY Christopher Bennett | Workers Compensation

The recent decision reached by the Georgia Supreme Court in the case of Marta v. Reid greatly helped in interpreting and providing guidance in the application of the two year statute of limitations pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-104(b). However, yet another challenge to the two year statute of limitations under O.C.G.A. § 34-9-104(b) has been brought before the State Board of Workers' Compensation. ... Continue Reading

Who's Your Doctor? Tips For Keeping Control Of Medical Benefits With The Posted Panel

February 04, 2015 BY Christopher Bennett | Workers Compensation

Getting and maintaining control of who the medical provider is on a claim can significantly affect the amount of medical costs and indemnity payments paid on a claim. ... Continue Reading

Recent Change In O.C.G.A. § 34-9-104 And The Value Of BOARD FORM WC-104

January 04, 2014 BY Christopher Bennett | Workers Compensation

One of the aspects of sound claim management is evaluating a case in a way to reduce potential exposure, if possible. There are, of course, many ways to ... Continue Reading

Adding Insult To Injury: Accidents While Traveling To And From Medical Appointments

March 01, 2012 BY Christopher Bennett | Workers Compensation

Sometimes there seems to be no end at what a claimant wants to relate back to his or her work injury once a compensable injury has been established. ... Continue Reading

How To Make Aggravations To Preexisting Injuries Less "Aggravating"

May 03, 2011 BY Christopher Bennett | Workers Compensation

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-1 (4), a compensable injury ". . . shall include the aggravation of a preexisting condition by accident arising out of and ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley

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