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Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Can a past employer be held responsible for an injury that occurred on their time and at their place of employment?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Jeremiah Tash Van Dora
    3. Nathan Edward Woody
    4. Glenn Byron Bobe Jr.
    5. Robert Scott Dufour
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    Yes you can. Your company was on notice that you were injured while on their job. I would suggest that you contact the doctor who you saw previously about scheduling am appointment. That doctor will probably want to get your visit authorized by the insurance company before he sees you, so you will have to contact the insurance company. If you are told the visit will not be authorized you will need an attorney to help you. Good luck.

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  2. Is workers comp hearings open to public

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Glenn Byron Bobe Jr.
    3. Michael Richard Moebes
    4. Robert Scott Dufour
    5. Peter N Munsing
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    They are open to the public. However, I would highly encourage you to hire an attorney if you are going to a hearing. There are many rules and procedures that lawyers spend years learning. You would be playing a game that has rules that you do not know.

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  3. Worker comp

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Michael Richard Moebes
    3. Gilbert Earl Fisher
    4. Craig Bernard Mitchell
    5. Robert R. Pagniello
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    Did you have an attorney? I am not quite sure what happened. There should not be a problem for a settlement under $25,000 unless you were already on Medicare. I am also not sure what you mean about Medicare not being happy. Unfortunately, you will need to discuss this with a lawyer to see what is going on. If you did not have a lawyer, you might be able to get some explanation from the lawyer for the insurance company because they may have some responsibility too.

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  4. How long should it take to settle a workers comp claim??

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    4. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    5. Nicholas Whinrey Warlick
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    It depends on the injury. We generally wait until the authorized treating physician (ATP) says that you are as good as you ate going to be and gives you a disability rating. I would not settle a case without an attorney.

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  5. Are worker's compensation adjusters using tactics or playing games?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Jeffrey S. Snell
    3. Christopher Jason Perkins
    4. Michael Henry Friedman
    5. John Arnold Steakley
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    Yous should be able to get two-thirds of the difference between what you were making before and after you injury. You can get up to $350. I would suggest that you talk to HR or contact the adjuster about this immediately. You may need to provide your pay stubs if you are communicating to an adjuster. I know this is a difficult situation. Hopefully, you will be able to get back on full duty soon.

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  6. My rights as a person

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Judy Greenbaum Croy
    3. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    4. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    5. John M Connell
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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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  7. Worker's Comp

    Answered about 1 year 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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  8. 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 over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Jaret Adam Spevak
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Robert G. Rothstein
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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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  9. I am going to a Workers Compensation mediation of settlement meeting in a few weeks. I have an attorney representing me.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    5. Roderick R. Jones
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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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  10. Is workers comp obliged to pay for treatments after lay-off or firing?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Charles C. Hamilton
    3. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    4. Thomas Andrew Miller
    5. John Nat Edmonson
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    Yes as long as the treatment is related to your injury. Also, if you become totally disabled you can receive weekly benefit checks. Also, if you get laid off you could become eligible for weekly benefit checks if you make a good faith effort to find a job. You should obtain an attorney to help you in that situation.

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