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Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Holder’s Answers

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  • Workers comp case, recently fired attorney but deposition and hearing set. I want to know can I request an extension?

    Defense attorney has everything pertaining to my claim and I'm without counsel can I request an extension to prepare! Counsel released 3-23-15, deposition set 3-31-15, can I ask for an extension to hire an attorney? What will happen if I miss the...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would call the other lawyer for an extension and immediately try to hire another attorney.

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  • Does workers comp have a claim on the proceeds from a personal injury case against the building management?

    I have a workers comp case. I am to sue the building owner (personal injury case). Two conflicting theories: Theory 1, workers comp has already done investigation and may want to sue the building owner too, therefore, I should cooperate with worke...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You would have a claim for all $100. WC would try to file a claim for subrogation but they will not get all of its money back. Your attorney should be able to protect you. I would not proceed without an attorney.

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  • Splitting claims in a personal injury case for lost wage with workers comp

    I have a workers comp case and I was back to work with restriction. (As typical, the employer dumped more than a full workload on me.) The employer is trying to come up with excuses to get rid of me will all the excuses. My question is, if the emp...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Workers' compensation would probably owe you $525/wk., depending on the date of accident. I think you would have a claim for the full $2000 as the WC carrier would have to try to collect from the PI settlement. I do not believe that you have a case for wrongful termination. You should definitely get an attorney to help you with both the WC and PI matters.

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  • Asking for offwork after coming back to work in a workers comp case

    I had a workers comp case and went back to work about one and a half months ago. The manager assigned me heavy workload, which results in my injury condition getting worse and I am constantly in stress. How to get off work again? What are the t...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You should go back to your doctor and get him to take you off work again if the job responsibilities are greater than your physical restrictions. The employer could terminate the position immediately, but he would probably have to begin WC benefits again. I would definitely speak with an attorney as the laws surrounding return to work issues are very tricky. Good luck.

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  • Workers comp case, suing the cleaning company, building management?

    I fell in the office because the cleaning lady did not put up a warning sign after she wet the floor. (She said she ran out of them.) It is a workers comp case. Does it make sense to sue the cleaning company/building management? Also, withotu invo...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You should absolutely sue the cleaning and management companies. I doubt that you will be given the surveillance video without hiring an attorney to sue those companies. These can be brought in addition to your WC case. Good luck.

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  • I had an accident where I torn a meniscus on right knee, and had an hernia when in rehab I kept getting worst and t

    The nurse wrote on a report that I was not making an effort, and that I was there because I wanted a big check That I said that and there was never a conversation such and my lawyer after that was said choice was to settle, be and I m still having...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would discourage you from pursuing a slander suit as I do not think you can win. Of bigger concern is that hernias cannot be superseded injuries in Georgia. Get your knee fixed.

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

    i have been receiving weekly benefits for 2 years now and the income just isn't cutting it..

    Thomas’s Answer

    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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  • Do i need a lawyer

    I was in a prison work release program,and i broke my hand at my job but was not on the clock. The work release center held me in from work for 2 days and refused me medical treatment. I walked around with a broke hand for 3 weeks.

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would talk to a workers ' compensation attorney to find out if people on work release are eligible to receive workwrs' compensation benefits.

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  • I have injury in my hand at work

    i told direct the manager he told me if you want go home to rest the next day i returned to work with pain awfully i told him i try to work but i can,t then i told hem he told me if you want go home to rest . next day i sent message to stay home t...

    Thomas’s Answer

    i would call your job every day to stay in touch with them. Also, make sure that you follow the doctor's instructions fully so that no one can say that you are not doing what you should.

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  • What to do when workman comp Doctor discharge you and you still hurting?

    Hurt my foot on the job, been seeing their Doctor, but after almost a year he discharge me and my foot still hurting. What do I do from here?

    Thomas’s Answer

    You could make a free switch to another doctor on the panel of physicians or take your one time IME. Assuming that you had been out of work and received benefits within 120 days of the date of the doctor's appointment, you can choose a doctor and the insurance company will have to pay for it. I would recommend that you speak with an attorney to review your options.

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