Our client was a police officer for the City of Atlanta who sustained a back injury when a fellow officer jumped on his back during horseplay. The workers’ compensation insurance company used the “horseplay defense” to deny the claim, although our client did not invite the fellow officer to jump on his back. In court, the judge found the horseplay defense was not applicable and ordered the insurance company to pay our client’s lost wages and medical bills. Our workers’ compensation attorneys negotiated a $175,000.00 settlement for the officer.
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