Georgia Law Review, Vol. 15, No.1 (Fall 1980), pp. 57-98


For the last sixty years, workers' compensation has constituted a distinct subject of administration in Georgia municipal government and, consequently, a distinct subject of controversy in Georgia municipal law. Of course, many of the problems, issues, and solutions ar ethe same, whether the covered employment be municipal or private in nature. Still, municipal law possesses its own quagmires, quandaries, and conundrums; some of those peculiarities can yield unique questions regarding workers' compensation. Whether general or unique, the appellate courts have rendered a number of decisions on the subject, and those decisions make for yet another compact chapter in Georgia municipal law. The primary effort of this brief article is to canvass and organize rather than to settle in and analyze.