Workers Compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses.
Though related to personal injury law, workers compensation is a separate and distinct process from tort litigation is state courts.
Recent Georgia Supreme Court Decisions:
- SCOTT v. SHAW INDUSTRIES, INC. (Ga. 2012) More Information & Full Text
- SMITH et al. v. ELLIS (Ga. 2012) More Information & Full Text
- ARBY'S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC., et al. v. MCRAE (Ga. 2012) More Information & Full Text
- LUMPKIN CO. v. GEORGIA INSURERS INSOLVENCY POOL (Ga. 2012) More Information & Full Text
- MULLIGAN v. SELECTIVE HR SOLUTIONS, INC., d/b/a ECONO AUTO PAINTING et al. (Ga. 2011) More Information & Full Text
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Individuals may represent themselves in legal matters. Self-help should be considered when possible adverse consequences are relatively modest.
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ADR Options for Workers Compensation:
- Mediation: Mediation is a recommended approach to resolving legal disputes before resorting to adversarial litigation. Mediation FAQ
- Arbitration: Arbitration is generally less expensive and time consuming than traditional litigation. Georgia law authorizes arbitration of a wide range of disputes. Arbitration FAQ
- Hybrid Mediation-Arbitration: Hybrid mediation-arbitration provides parties an opportunity to reach a voluntary settlement of some or all issues in dispute followed by arbitration of issues that the parties are unable to settle voluntarily.
- Case Evaluation: Case evaluation is an alternative dispute resolution method that is useful in the early stages of litigation.
- Discovery Audits or Masters: Discovery auditing service is available for litigated cases to help resolve complex discovery issues effectively.
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