Both the Workers' Compensation Act and Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation Board Rules prescribe specific ways in which an employer/insurer can unilaterally suspend a claimant's benefits... ... Continue Reading
Clearing the Smokescreen: Evidence of Medical Bills Where the Underlying Accident was Covered by Workers' Compensation Insurance
In Georgia, a personal injury plaintiff is entitled to recover all "reasonable and necessary" medical expenses arising from his or her injury. ... ... Continue Reading
As a matter of practice, one of the first things an adjuster or defense counsel should do when receiving a file is to check to see whether a WC-14 notice of claim or hearing request has been filed, and if so, the date of the filing of the form. ... ... Continue Reading
A recent Georgia Supreme Court decision, Roseburg Forest Products Company v. Barnes, has far reaching implications for Employers and Insurers when evaluating catastrophic claims... ... Continue Reading
Can An Insured's Execution of An Authorization for Release of Information Satisfy A Insured's Duties Following A Loss?
Under Georgia law, "[a]n insurer is entitled to require its insured to abide by the policy terms, and the insured is required to cooperate with the insurer in investigation and resolution of the claim."... ... Continue Reading
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