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July, 2010:

Change of Condition For The Worse

Generally, a “change in condition for the worse” is defined as a change in the injured employee’s wage earning capacity, physical condition, or status after the original “condition” was established under the law.  (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-104)  The original condition is usually the establishment of the worker’s weekly benefits or medical status.

The injured employee has the burden of demonstrating that change has occurred.  To do this (more…)