WEBINAR: It's Not Us, It's You - Asserting a Defense for Willful Failure or Refusal to Use a Safety Appliance and Other § 34-9-17 Defenses

Webinar
08.04.2021

Attorneys Debra Chambers and Nichole Novosel will host the webinar, "It's Not Us, It's You: Asserting a Defense for Willful Failure or Refusal to Use a Safety Appliance and Other § 34-9-17 Defenses," on Aug. 4, 2021, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern.

O.C.G.A. § 34-9-17 provides grounds for denying an employee compensation where an injury or death is due to an employee’s willful misconduct or intoxication by alcohol or being under the influence of marijuana or a controlled substance. When an employer/insurer asserts one of these defenses, the case can become complicated and fact specific.

In this webinar, Chambers and Novosel will discuss the legal framework for asserting a defense under O.C.G.A. § 34-9-17. They will also look at examples of cases and provide an overview of the practical considerations in preparing to litigate such a case.

The webinar will offer one general hour of continuing education credit (pending approval) for attendees registered with the Georgia Department of Insurance.

Instructions to join webinar will be emailed to registrants closer to the date of the program.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Pinto at sarah.pinto@swiftcurrie.com or 404.888.6245.

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