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Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. I had an fall at work on 03/26/12 . I need to know if it is too late seek legal help. I saw Workman comp doctor first day.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
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    That is incorrect. A claim must be filed within one year from the date of the injury, so you are definitely within the time period. You may even have more time to file a claim because you have received authorized medical care. I would encourage you to immediately obtain legal counsel. We are 404-523-6100 if you want to discuss this matter further.

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  2. If I was injured on a job outside of my residing state, do I need to file a workers comp claim in the state where I was injured?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    3. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    This is a question for which you must speak with an attorney. Rules about jurisdiction can be very involved. Your question cannot be answered without more specific information. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  3. In a workers compensation claim what money am I allowed to recover?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Charles C. Hamilton
    3. Brady Martin Larrison
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    You need to be out of work for seven days. You can then recover two-thirds of your average weekly wage up to $525/wk. If you return on a part time basis, you can get two-thirds of the difference up to $350/wk. You will also be eligible for benefits for your disability rating, which you will receive once your doctor says that you are as good as you are going to get. Our website, www.longandholder.com, has a lot of basic information that should be of help to you. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-...

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  4. My rights as a person

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    2. Judy Greenbaum Croy
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    You need to find out from your attorney why your checks stopped. They should not have just stopped without a better explanation. In over payment situations, the weekly checks can be reduced by a small amount to pay off the over payment. I would also discuss the value of your case with your attorney. Good luck.

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  5. Worker's Comp

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jaret Adam Spevak
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Bryan Matthew Pritchett
    4. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    5. John M Connell
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    Unfortunately, there are very few attorneys who will take a case on appeal because it is extremely difficult to get a decision reversed. As far as continuing medical, it would depend on the wording of the decision. Your prior attorney should help your brother understand the ramifications of the decision. I wish you good luck.

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  6. My husband was injured on his job. He is unable to return to work because of the injury. He is receiving workman's compensation.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
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    I am sorry that your family is having so much trouble because of your husband's injury. On top of having to deal with your injured husband, the financial strain of the reduced income provided by workers' compensation creates hardships for many families. Unfortunately, loss of consortium claims are not allowed in workers' compensation. Those are the claims that spouses have in personal injury cases. The law, in personal injury cases, recognizes that the spouses of injured people are also...

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  7. I am going to a Workers Compensation mediation of settlement meeting in a few weeks. I have an attorney representing me.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    2. Thomas L. Holder
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    4. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    AS the other attorneys have mentioned, I would recommend that you have a conversation about your concerns with your lawyer. Has a Medicare Set Aside Trust (MSA) been prepared? You will need this because you have applied for SSDI. Also, are your pain meds covered by WC? It sounds as though you are paying for them out of pocket and it is unclear why they are not covered by WC. Hopefully, you will be awarded SSDI and Medicare will eventually provide medical coverage for your meds. I am sorry...

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  8. Can I move out of state while I have an open worker's comp case?

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Charles C. Hamilton
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    You can definitely move. The only concern will be that it is often difficult to find an out of state doctor who is willing to be paid under the Georgia WC fee schedule. I would suggest talking to your attorney regarding out of state medical options.

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  9. Shoulder surgery receiving workers compensation what would be the average demand for a settlement?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Bryan Camacho Ramos
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    You are eligible for 400 weeks of benefits unlrss you have been on light duty for one year and the insurance company filed proper paperwork. In that case, you could get benefits for 350 weeks. More information would need to be known before your car could be evaluated. For instance, We do not know how much you get for weekly benefits or your disabilIty rating. You should get an attorney to help you evaluate your case properly.

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  10. Are there any benefits available while a worker's compensation case is still open? What about presettlement funding?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    I am not quite sure that I understand your question. There are medical and indemnity benefits available to an injured worker during the case. I gather that your employer has not decided if it is going to accept the case. I would not recommend presettlement funding if at all possible. Your employer will do what it can to spend as little money on your case as legally allowed. I am sorry that you are having so many problems. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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