Telemedicine on the rise but not adopted in the Georgia Fee Schedule…yet

By: Jennifer M. Smith, Esq.

Telemedicine, or “telehealth,” has a promising future in the workers’ compensation arena. More providers are offering these services, (notably Concentra and U.S. Healthworks launched telemedicine programs last year), and the prevailing […]

Making your WC forms stick: how to take full advantage of Board forms

By: Jennifer M. Smith, Esq.

For insurance adjusters, being assigned Georgia workers’ compensation claims means getting very, very familiar with forms. Forms are big in Georgia. Adjusters not only need to know which form to use […]

Georgia 2018 Legislative Update

By: Alissa C. Atkins, Esq.

Nineteen days into the 2018 legislative session, only a few bills have been submitted that pertain to workers’ compensation law. At this point, no bill has been submitted to increase the […]

KDA Welcomes Belinda Be and Jarrett Babb

We are pleased to welcome Belinda Be as our newest associate and Jarrett Babb as our law clerk.

Belinda concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation defense, representing employers, insurers and third party administrators […]

2017 – It’s been a great year

This year we celebrated KDA’s 10th anniversary. It is also my 25th year representing employer and insurers/TPAs in comp claims. We would not be able to do what we do without you, our clients. I […]

Lunch Call Podcast #2: The WC-240

Alissa Atkins explains everything there is to know about the WC-240

Arguments For Changing the System: Complaints by Both Sides

by Nathaniel Hofman, Esq.

One of the more interactive panels involved defense and claimant attorneys discussing aspects of the law each side would change if they could. In a nutshell, attorneys for claimants want the compensation […]

Is This an Idiopathic Injury? Clarification on Confusing Case Law

by Christopher Pugh, Esq.

What constitutes an idiopathic injury is a familiar topic in workers’ compensation because the criteria can be confusing. Idiopathic claims are those in which an injury is deemed not to have arisen […]

Recent Appellate Division Decisions

by Tyler Jones, Esq.

Those who attended the conference were fortunate to gain insight from the panel on recent Appellate Division decisions, which included Judge Gobeil providing her perspective from behind the bench. The panel covered […]

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 […]