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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 when, but also need to be aware of deadlines for filing, what documentation needs to be included with filing and […]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018|

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 Temporary Total or Temporary Partial Disability maximums, and although it is still technically possible, we do not expect any sweeping […]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018|

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 with claims throughout Georgia. While at Georgia State University’s College of Law, Belinda represented taxpayers in IRS controversies as a […]

Tuesday, February 13, 2018|

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 don’t mean just the business you send us, which is much appreciated and keeps us going financially. It is more […]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017|

Lunch Call Podcast #2: The WC-240

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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017|

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 rate increased and to make it more difficult to decrease those benefits once they are started. Attorneys for employers and […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017|

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 out of employment because the claimant’s injury was from an unknown cause or for reasons personal to the employee. A […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017|

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 many cases, but the most relevant cases she reviewed are below, and address causation, ingress/egress, and willful misconduct.

• Causation

This case […]

Wednesday, October 11, 2017|

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 signed by the claimant.  All you need to do is direct the claimant or claimant’s attorney to the SSA website […]

Friday, August 18, 2017|

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 what date to use is easy. However, not all injuries are that straight forward.

• Cumulative Trauma: when an employee does […]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017|