Austell HealthCare, Inc., and Travelers Indemnity v. Scott (Georgia Court of Appeals)

John David Hadden

Case Conclusion Date:March 11, 2011

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Trial court order in favor of client affirmed

Description:Scott was injured in an automobile collision while on-the-job, and received approximately $60,000 in workers compensation benefits. He then brought claim against the at-fault driver, and reached a settlement. The workers' compensation insurer attempted to seek reimbursement out of that settlement. The trial court held that the insurer was unable to prove that Scott was made whole and fully compensated for his damages in the settlement, and therefore dismissed the insurer's reimbursement claim.