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Archive for October, 2014

Child Support Garnishment

Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law, workers’ compensation benefits and settlements generally are not subject to the claims of creditors. Perhaps most important among the exceptions to this rule is child support. The Court of Appeals has held that an employee’s…

Where will your hearing be held?

In Georgia, the following rules apply: If the injury occurred in Georgia, the hearing is held either : a) in the county where the injury occurred b) in any contiguous county; c) in any county within 50 miles of the…

Deposition of the Injured Worker

Under the Civil Practice Act, a party is entitled to take a deposition upon oral examination of any individual who has relevant information. In a workers’ compensation setting, this typically starts with the employee’s deposition. That is, counsel for the…

Horseplay Defense

Generally, when an employee steps outside from his employment to engage in practical joking or horseplay, the injury is not covered under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation system. The Courts have not defined what is considered “horseplay.” Instead, it has been…

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