Sometimes a worker may be disabled from more than one job because of his work-related injury. The question becomes, is he/she entitled to compensation for the loss of earnings from the job he/she was not injured at?
Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation system, this is decided on a case-by-case basis. The administrative law judge determines whether the injured worker was engaged in “concurrent similar employment” at the time of the work-related injury.
The question of course arises – “how do you determine if the concurrent employment is sufficiently similar?”
Georgia courts generally look at the similarity of the duties of the employee rather than the similarities in the businesses of the employers.