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Court Denies TTD to Worker Fired for Refusing to Follow Lifting Restrictions

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 161 | 0 | 20 min read

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to temporary total disability benefits after he was fired for failing to abide by the lifting restrictions that his employer imposed. Case: Burch v. STF Foods Inc., No. A19A1376, 10/29/2019, published. Facts: Antonio Burch worked for STF Foods Inc. at a Wendy’s restaurant. Burch injured his upper back while attempting to move a stockpot full of chili in January 2013. Burch’s manager provided him with a written directive not to lift anything and to ask other employees for assistance.   Burch also had a meeting...

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