Tyler D. Jones

Active Shooter Situations and Workers’ Comp Implications

By Tyler Jones, Esq.
It is an unfortunate reality that employers are increasingly having to face
workers’ comp issues after a shooting in the workplace.   Georgia law
– developed through cases and not statute  – addresses these matters in
ways that are different than many states.

 Who is the aggressor?    If the shooter is […]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|

Determining Proper Jurisdiction in Occupational Disease Claims

By: Tyler Jones, Esq.

With injuries such as mesothelioma and other long term “occupational disease” injuries, it can be difficult to pinpoint when and where a potentially compensable injury may have originated for purposes of a workers’ compensation claim. Even if the facts dictate that an injury or condition was likely caused by on-the-job exposure to […]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018|

Georgia Effectively Curbing Opioid Prescriptions in Workers’ Compensation Cases

By: Tyler Jones, Esq.

It is rare to read a good report regarding the opioid crisis, but according to two recent studies, Georgia is included in a list of states that are effectively managing opioids by decreasing the number of opioids prescribed in workers’ compensation cases. According to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, […]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018|

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|