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  • Is there a time frame for the adjuster to send the stipulation and settlement agreement?

    I have a workers comp case and I reached a verbal agreement with the adjusters and my lawyer. That was over a month ago! I call my lawyer to see what is taking so long, yet there is no response. Why is it that I am left hanging like this? Shouldn'...

    Seth’s Answer

    Your attorney should promptly respond to your calls, and, in my opinion, should ask the defense attorney for an explanation. In similar situations, I've sent emails to the defense attorneys requesting an explanation, and I copy my clients on the emails to keep them in the loop. Good luck to you.

    Sincerely,
    Seth Bader - Bader Law Firm

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  • Is it true that the state of Ga no longer settles claims with state employees?

    I have spoken to attys who won't take a case if you are or were a state employee. Reason stated is that DOAS will not settle, they would rather pay weekly amount for maximum. Is this true?

    Seth’s Answer

    I currently represent several state employees and I've m represented several others over the last 5 years. The state rarely settles cases these days, but to my knowledge, they don't have a blanket policy against settling every case. While some attorneys won't take state cases, there are plenty of excellent attorneys that will. Good luck.

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  • We are in Georgia and my wife has been out of works comp. for approx. 1 year and she has returned to work with forms 240.

    Since she has gone back to work with forms 240, is she entitle to receive any other disability payment in a reduced amount from the company while she is working? If so, how should she ask the company?

    Seth’s Answer

    Yes, she would be entitled to Temporary Partial Disability Benefits based upon the facts that you have presented. In addition, there are other factors that your wife must considered such as the consequences of performing the modified duty job for 15 or more consecutive days, and conversely, the benefits to which she would be entitled if she is unable to perform the job for 15 or more consecutive days. I would encourage you and your wife to consult with a workers' compensation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss these issues. You can locate an attorney on AVVO. Good luck.

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  • My Georgia attorney & I signed off to mediated worker comp settlement Jan 24,2014.Worker comp has not signed.Do they have to?

    ESIS still pays weekly benefits to me.Can they drag their feet forever?

    Seth’s Answer

    Either party can withdraw from a settlement unless and until it is signed by both parties AND approved by the State Board of Workers Compensation. I recommend that you speak with your attorney who should be able to obtain an explanation for the delay from the defense attorney. Good luck to you. Seth Bader, The Bader Law Firm

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  • Hurt at work, reported at time, yet they simple say they ain't going to pay the four thousand dollar bill.

    hurt at work, reported at time.$4k ER bill, after they got the bill,(work) said I need claim on my insurance and they would pad my check to cover deductible. My insurance didn't go into effect til 01/01/14, ER on 12/24/13. told them that and they ...

    Seth’s Answer

    Yes, I recommend hiring a lawyer to help you with this matter. Good luck.

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  • Can my wife's worker's comp case be closed by the insurance company without her signing documents?

    My wife received a check in the mail from her employer's workers comp insurance company after receiving a 5% ppd rating from her doctor. She had a herniated disc but is working full time and only missed a couple of days of work. How many weeks ...

    Seth’s Answer

    Your wife's case is not closed. I recommend speaking with a Georgia workers' compensation attorney to determine the best way to proceed. Good luck.

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  • I was injured on the job and I want to return to work.

    I was injured on the job 12 months ago in GEORGIA and I am currently on WC. Earlier, I had difficulty with the nurse case manager and the company for changing doctors and/or therapy services. I hired an attorney for representation, under retainer...

    Seth’s Answer

    A Georgia workers' compensation attorney should be able to help you negotiate a settlement. Good luck to you.

    Seth Bader
    The Bader Law Firm

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  • I had a shoulder injury while at work in 2011, can i still be covered if i need to see a doctor?

    i was asked by my employer to go to the sporting goods store and purchase a basketball goal for his son. while loading it onto the company truck i tore my rotator cuff.i had therapy to strengthen my my other muscles instead of surgery. I was asked...

    Seth’s Answer

    Your claim for workers' compensation benefits might be barred by the statute of limitations, but depending on the facts, the statute of limitations might not apply. I strongly recommend that you consult with a Georgia workers' compensation attorney. Good luck.

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  • My friend took off her tennis shoes and put on flip flops at work and fell on wet floor in georgia. Is this fall her fault

    Can she sue

    Seth’s Answer

    "Fault" is not the legal issue in a workers' compensation claim; the issue is whether the accident arose out of and in the course of her employment. I would be happy to analyze this issue, but need more information. What was her job? Why was she changing shoes? And when and where was she changing shoes?

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  • My friends fell 5 months ago at work. She is going to the doctor tomorrow. Does this work against her on a lawsuit.

    We work for a temp building maintenance company cleaning at a school

    Seth’s Answer

    Please provide more details about the accident and medical treatment that your friend has already received. Also, what do you mean when you ask "does this work against her lawsuit?" I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have, so please post them here. Thank you.

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