The employer and insurer appeal an award to the claimant in this workers' compensation case, contending that there is no evidence that the claimant suffered a compensable injury.
The claimant testified that he injured his thumb at work sometime in April of 1976. He reported the accident and received medical treatment, but continued to work for several months thereafter without filing any claim for compensation. The administrative law judge found from the plaintiff's testimony and from the medical evidence that "claimant's continued work so aggravated the condition as to finally cause the claimant to become totally disabled on January 4, 1977, when he was admitted to the hospital for corrective surgery." This claim was filed on September 12, 1977. Held:
2. There was evidence to indicate that the employer was aware both of the 1976 injury and of the fact that the claimant ceased work on January 4, 1977, because of his thumb condition. Under the "any evidence" rule, this was sufficient to support a finding that the "notice of accident" requirement of Code Ann. 114-303 had been met. Accord, Mayor &c. of Savannah v. George, 145 Ga. App. 57 (2) (243 SE2d 259) (1978)