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Workers' Compensation

Georgia: No Change of Physician Allowed Where Effects of Injury Were Resolved

Where a worker’s injury had resolved prior to the date the worker requested a change in her treating physician, it was appropriate for the Georgia Board to deny the request. A trial court committed error, therefore, when it reversed the Board and concluded that the worker could unilaterally change her physician based on its finding that the employer did not provide a valid panel of physicians to her at the time of the worker’s October 8, 2015 injury.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Hawkins, 2020 Ga. App. LEXIS 65 (Feb. 18, 2020)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 94.02.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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