SSDI/Medicare Status – A Quick and Easy Way to Verify

by Kenneth A. David, Esq.

Want to know if a claimant has applied for SSDI or is Medicare eligible?  It is now a simple process in which you do not need a vendor or even authorizations […]

What is the Correct Accident Date?

by Emily Anderson, Esq.

Once an employee is injured, they have one year from the date of the injury to file the claim if no lost time is paid. When there is a specific accident, knowing […]

Summary of Board Rule Changes Including Addition to Rule 205, Increasing Pressure on Insurers to Authorize Medical Services within 5 Days

by Emily Anderson, Esq.

The Board recently published new rules, effective July 1, 2017. The most substantive change is to Rule 205, which provides expedited access to judges via conference calls to address delays of more […]

CMS Re-Review Now Available: A Way to Reduce Previously Approved MSAs

by Emily Anderson, Esq.

Prior to July of this year, submitting an MSA to CMS held more of a risk, since the initial amount approved by CMS was typically the amount the parties were stuck with, […]

Lunch Call Podcast #1: The WC-1

In less than 20 minutes, learn how to properly complete the First Report of Injury. Intended for employers and TPAs.

Medicare Set-Asides – Coming Soon to Personal Injury Cases

by Vincent A. Toreno, Esq.

While Medicare Set-Asides have been a fixture in workers’ compensation cases for years, they have been much less commonly seen in liability cases.  That will likely be changing.  Until now, the […]

Impact of New Willful Misconduct Ruling on Recovery of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

by Frank A. Wasser, Esq.

A recent ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court expanded the scope of the “willful misconduct defense” in favor of employers and insurers. In Chandler Telecom, LLC v. Burdette, the court held […]

How Will Georgia’s New Cannabis Law Impact Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

by Frank A. Wasser, Esq.

On May 9, 2017, Governor Deal signed into law an expansion of Georgia’s medical marijuana program, which allows certain patients the ability to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil […]

Avoiding Liability as a Statutory Employer: Steps to Ensure You Won’t be Responsible when a Subcontractor’s Employee Gets Hurt

by Frank Wasser, Esq.

Too often, general contractors and other businesses who hire or “sub-contract” work out to another company find themselves “on the hook” when an employee of the subcontractor gets hurt on the job; […]

Recent Case Finds that Title VII Bars Employers from Discriminating on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

by Vincent A. Toreno, Esq.

Title VII prohibits several types of discrimination including discrimination “because of sex.” But the courts have refused to accept sexual orientation as a protected class under Title VII. However, court opinions […]