December 18, 2014

The Court of Appeals in Bonner-Hill v. Southland Waste Systems, A14A0931 (November 18, 2014), recently took the opportunity to further clarify the ingress/egress rule in workers’ compensation claims.


While injuries which occur while an individual is on the way to or from work are not compensable under workers’ compensation, the ingress/egress rule provides an exception to this rule and allows for an employee injured while on the employer’s premises in the act of going to or coming from his place...

December 2, 2014

In Peach County Sch. Dist. v. Austin, A13A0517; A13A0625 (June 20, 2013), Donna Austin alleged she sustained personal injuries when she fell on a sidewalk while leaving the graduation ceremony at Peach County High School.  Austin argued that the school district waived its sovereign immunity by purchasing liability insurance.  The Court held that there is no legislative act which specifically provides for any waiver of a school system.

Austin also argued that the trial court erred in finding...

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