Update on the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation

There will soon be a few changes to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.  Carolyn Hall, the current chairperson of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, will be stepping down.  It is widely suspected that Rick Thompson will be the new chairperson of the Board.  The third member of the Board has not yet been named by Governor Sonny Perdue. The new appointments to the Board will likely change the attitude towards the injured workers in Georgia.
Additionally, Judge G. Alan Blackburn has amounted that he will not seek re-election to the Court of Appeals.  He will be leaving the bench no later than December 31, 2010, when his term expires.  It has not been announced whether Governor Perdue will have the opportunity to appoint a replacement judge or allow the Georgia voters to decide in an election.
For more information, please contact Bryan Ramos.