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Georgia Form Changes—Effective February 15, 2016

There are a total of 11 forms that have been created or amended to conform to the new ICMS II system.  The following is a ...

Georgia Board Rule Changes- Effective February 15, 2016

The Rules and Regulations of the State Board of Workers' Compensation that are being amended to conform to the new ICMS II system are as ...

Georgia Once Again Has to Find its Way Out of the Idiopathic Swamp

Chambers v. Monroe County Board of Commissioners(08/25/2014, Georgia Court of Appeals) The Georgia Court of Appeals was again faced with an issue of whether or not ...

GA Court of Appeals Finds No Change of Condition After Car Accident on Doc Visit

Flores v. Dependable Tire Co., Inc. The Court of Appeals held the evidence was sufficient to support Workers' Compensation Board's finding that claimant did not sustain ...

GA Court Orders Settlement Check Without Listing Medicare as Co-Payee

Court ordered Employer/Insurer to issue settlement check to Claimant but without listing Medicare as a co-payee when release recognized Claimant’s responsibility to pay Medicare lien. ...

TTD Benefits Upheld in Georgia After Failed Response to Discovery Request

Ready Mix USA, Inc. v. Ross The Court of Appeals affirmed the award of temporary total disability benefits for a back injury caused by work after ...

GA Court Rules ALJ May Not Accept Evidence Contradictory to Stipulation

  Howard v. Peachbelt Health & Rehabilitation Center, LLC, et al. The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) may not accept or ...

GA Court Rules Employer Has Workers' Comp Immunity From Tort Suit Even Without Claim

  Vratsinas Construction Company v. Chitwood The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled an employer has workers' compensation immunity from a tort suit, even if a workers' ...

GA Court Rules Employers Liable for Penalties on Late Payments of Liability Settlements Even Without Notification from GA BWC

Brewer v. Wellstar Health System (Ga. App. Feb. 21, 2012) involved a case where the Employee (“Brewster”) and the Employer (“Wellstar”) entered into a liability ...

GA Court Uses "Positional Risk" Doctrine to Determine Compensability

Stokes v. Coweta County Board of Education An employee whose car ran over her foot was found to be entitled to benefits because her conduct was ...

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Rayford Taylor
Rayford H. Taylor is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, and practices in the areas of administrative and governmental law, appellate practice, legislative consultation, and workers' compensation.He has practiced law in Georgia since 2002 and in Florida since 1974. Prior to entering the private practice of law, he was affiliated with The Florida Bar for more than 12 years where he served as its general counsel and legislative counsel.
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