Court Refuses to Consider Evidence of Drug Test in Workers’ Compensation Case Based on Unknown Chain-of-Custody

In a recent case, an appeals court considered whether a positive drug test could be used against a claimant who was denied Georgia workers’ compensation benefits. The Facts of the Case The claimant was employed at a cotton gin company. He was working at the loading...

Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Employer Not Required to Show Suitable Employment in Resolved Work-Aggravation Injury Cases

In a recent Georgia workers’ compensation case, the Georgia Supreme Court recently issued a decision clarifying what an employer has to show in resolved work-related injury aggravation cases. The Georgia Supreme Court considered whether an employer has to show...

Georgia Court Allows Recovery Under Workers’ Compensation Act and Underinsured Motorist Policy

Car accidents often involve complex issues of liability involving different insurance policies. When one or more injured individuals is working at the time of a car accident, workers’ compensation laws may also come into play and could limit an individual’s recovery...