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Change of Condition vs. Fictional New Injury: A review of AZ Atlanta et al. v. Surge Staffing, LLC, et. al.

March 25, 2020 BY Ryan Hathcock | Workers Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Act is most successful in its application when an injured worker receives all necessary and related medical treatment needed to return the employee back to his pre-injury state that allows him to pursue gainful employment. Ideally, the employee's condition is restored so far as he is capable of performing the same pre-injury work duties for the same employer. ... Continue Reading

Subcontracting in the Construction Industry and Who is Responsible for the Injured Employee?

November 30, 2018 BY Ryan Hathcock | Workers Compensation

General contractors obtain the services of subcontractors as a common business practice to help construction projects become completed more efficiently. Often, these subcontractors are more capable of performing the specialized work, and in many ways, the construction industry is a subcontractor-driven industry. The addition of subcontractors to a construction project brings additional workers hired by each subcontractor. In the event a subcontractor's employee is injured in the performance of the work at the construction site, a question arises of who may be held responsible for payment of workers' compensation benefits for those injuries. ... Continue Reading

An Attempt to Break-Even: A Review of O.C.G.A. § 34-9-11.1, an Employer/Insurer's subrogation rights, and the ability to recover for benefits paid to an injured employee

February 06, 2018 BY Ryan Hathcock | Workers Compensation

Following an injury arising out of and in the course of employment, Georgia's workers' compensation laws require an employer/insurer to pay workers' compensation benefits to any employee regardless of who may be at fault for the employee's injury. ... Continue Reading

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H. Michael Bagley
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