Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law – Changes Effective July 1, 2023

Several new changes to the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act and the State Board of Worker’s Compensation Rules went into effect for dates of accident as of July 1, 2023.

O.C.G.A. §34-9-261 and 262 – TTD and TPD Max Rates

The changes with the most immediate consequences have been the increase of weekly income benefits. For all […]

Thursday, July 27, 2023|

File a WC-1 for all claims, even “medical only” effective January 1, 2019

By: Ken David, Esq.

Pursuant to Board requirements, effective January 1, 2019, Insurers/TPAs must file Form WC-1 on all claims, including all “medical only” claims. The Board will assess penalties for failure to timely file a WC-1 after January 1, 2019, pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ 34-9-12(a), 34-9-18 and Board […]

Thursday, December 20, 2018|

Settlements: A Review of the Basics

By: Ken David, Esq.

It is that time of year when you want to close your files and claimants want some holiday money. With that in mind, let’s review some core aspects of settlements.

There are two types of final settlement: Liability and No Liability. You can always structure a
settlement as […]

Thursday, December 20, 2018|

Medicare Checklist, Updated: When is an MSA necessary? When is CMS approval required?

By: Ken David, Esq.

make something hard a little bit easier. We are still confronted with the
challenge of how to deal with Medicare’s interests in many of our settlements,
particularly six figure ones. Although it is certainly possible to write a book
on all the requirements and details of navigating the MSA system, here you will
find a […]

Thursday, December 20, 2018|

Confused By the WC-240 Requirements? Eight Steps to Cut Off TTD Benefits!

By: Emily Anderson, Esq.

The WC-240 process is an important tool for insurers and employers to reduce claim costs. It can help bring employees back to work, provides an opportunity to suspend benefits, and is a useful tactic to position a claim for settlement. We have a podcast on our website which reviews the […]

Friday, June 15, 2018|

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|

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|

KDA Publications Available to You

by Alissa C. Atkins, Esq.

The attorneys at Ken David & Associates have prepared multiple publications for distribution to our clients. These include the Employer Guide to Workers’ Compensation, Georgia Workers’ Compensation Handbook for Staffing Agencies, Georgia Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Handbook, and our doctor guide – Workers’ Compensation Doctors in Georgia. All of these publications are […]

Tuesday, February 9, 2016|

Jennifer Smith Discusses Workers’ Comp with Midtown Business Radio

Just before the holidays, Jennifer Smith, Esq. interviewed with Midtown Business Radio to discuss workers’ compensation as seen from the employer’s side. She provides various tips for handling work injuries, from thorough documentation of every step of the WC process through questionnaires and personnel records to the significance of the panel of physicians in proper […]

Friday, December 18, 2015|

Need Help Finding WC Doctors? Our New “Doctor Book” Gives You a List of Physicians by Region & Specialty Throughout Georgia!

Free to all of our clients, we are pleased to announce the completion of our book, “Workers’ Compensation Doctors in Georgia: 2015”, containing information on hundreds of doctors in Georgia who treat workers’ compensation patients. This is the first publication of its kind which serves as one source for locating doctors to treat specific injuries.

Organized […]

Tuesday, September 22, 2015|