Types of Second-Injury Funds

Types of Second-Injury Funds

The two major types of second-injury funds are reimbursement funds and take-over funds. In both of these situations, the employer/insurer can reduce liability when the fund becomes liable. States, such as Georgia and New York, which have reimbursement funds which...
Types of Second-Injury Funds

Thoughts On The SITF

With the Georgia legislature now back in session, it makes me consider the fate of the SITF and its impending sunset.  While it does not appear that the legislature will consider any new measures for the SITF in this session, I would certainly wish somehow that they...
Types of Second-Injury Funds

Taxes and Medicare Set-Asides

As April 15th draws nearer and my mailbox starts to fill with W-2 and yearly interest statements I am reminded of the old adage, only two things in life are certain; Death and Taxes.  Oddly enough my recent dealings with Medicare Set-Asides (MSA) also remind me of...
Types of Second-Injury Funds

Employee May be Given New Date of Injury if Condition Worsens

Under Georgia workers compensation rules, an employee who gets injured on the job but continues to work should not be penalized. For example, an employee sustains a neck and back injury while on the job in 2001.  The employee receives medical treatment for his...
Types of Second-Injury Funds

Can Catastrophic Designation be Removed?

The answer to the question for claims that arose in July 2005 or later is simple. Yes. O.C.G.A. 34-9-200.1(i) was enacted in 2005 to provide a mechanism by which a the catastrophic status of an individual can be revisited if reasonable grounds exist to challenge the...