As an Atlanta trial and work-related injury lawyer, I stay very current on cases in the Georgia courts. This is because it is vitally important that I am up-to-date on the rulings of our courts that could impact the areas of my law practice or my clients.
Earlier this week, the Georgia Supreme Court issued an opinion in Scott v. Shaw Industries. The case is interesting because it deals with a procedural issue that is always important in litigation, whether a party has complied with the statute of limitations in filing a case in our court system. In Scott, the Georgia Supreme court ruled on a technical issue and determined that the Court of Appeals properly held that affirmation of an award to an injured worker by an administrative law judge and by the superior court was improper.
The original injury to the worker took place in 1996. She was seriously injured by a carpet roller while serving in her job as a carpet inspector. She was put on a temporary total disability and continued to have physical problems and symptoms related to the injury.