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October 19, 2016 BY John Beck | Workers Compensation

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

October 18, 2016 BY Whitney Lay Greene | Workers Compensation

In Georgia, a personal injury plaintiff is entitled to recover all "reasonable and necessary" medical expenses arising from his or her injury. ... ... Continue Reading

O.C.G.A. 34-9-82 and the Potential for Waiver of the Statute of Limitations Defense

October 18, 2016 BY Taylor Poncz | Workers Compensation

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

The Georgia Supreme Court Gives Teeth to Statutes of Limitation

October 18, 2016 BY Thomas Cauthen | Workers Compensation

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?

October 18, 2016 BY Karen Karabinos | First Party Insurance Law

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

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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