Thomas L. Holder’s Answers

Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Is it true that the state of Ga no longer settles claims with state employees?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Seth Bader
    4. Vernon L. Chambless
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    The State of Georgia has not settled cases in over two years except for extremely specific situations. That can change if the economic picture continues to improve but I would not count on it for now. In fact, we sent a letter to all of our clients who have cases against the State informing them of that policy a few months ago.

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  2. Is this a case of discrimination?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Michael John O'Hagan
    4. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    5. Kevin Dwyer Fitzpatrick
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    You will need to contact a labor and employment attorney. There are plenty of good attorneys in Georgia that can help you. Good luck.

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

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Judy Greenbaum Croy
    3. Bryan Matthew Pritchett
    4. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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    Yes you can. Receiving the money for the disability rating does not close out your case. You are still eligible to receive medical care. Good luck.

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  4. What is the GA mileage reimbursement rate for doctor visits in 2013 for workers comp. Is there a minimum round trip distance?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. William Gregory Pope
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    5. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer
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    There is no standardized form for submitting mileage. I would just make sure it is clear so that the adjuster can understand it to pay timely. Something with three columns that includes a Date column, a Medical Provider column, and a Mileage column should be sufficient. Your mileage must be submitted within one year form the date of the trip so get it in promptly. The insurance company has 15 days to pay. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  5. What is it so hard to find a federal workman's compensation attorney?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I have a law firm in Kentucky to whom I refer my Federal WC cases. Please call me at 404-523-6100 or e-mail me at tom@longandholder.com and I will get you the information. As these are Federal cases, they do not have to be Georgia attorneys. Hal Whiteman is correct, it is hard to earn a fee and, I believe, the Hearing Office is in Jacksonville. Tom Holder

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  6. My doctor has brought up the subject of an FCE in my worker's comp case. What is an FCE and do I have to do one?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Douglas Francis Kaleita
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Jaret Adam Spevak
    5. Nicholas Dale Benzine
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    A Functional Capacities Evaluation is used to determine your physical capabilities. I agree that it is unusual to have one at this point in treatment. It appears as though the doctor is going to try to find out your capabilities now so that your company could see if it has modified work for you. Of course, if you decide to have surgery, your capabilities would change and the FCE would not be helpful. It sounds as though you are heading towards surgery. At that point, you would be totally...

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  7. Can I be terminated while out on Workmans Comp?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Charles C. Hamilton
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Robert G. Rothstein
    5. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
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    Unfortunately, Georgia is a Right to Work state. That means that your company can fire you at any time. I would encourage you to hire an attorney at this point. You will need help with settling your case at some point. As you will not be returning to your job, there is not reason not to settle the case. I am sorry that you lost your job. That is not an uncommon occurrence for people who are out of work because of an on the job injury. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  8. AT WILL STATE!!!!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Henry Friedman
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. John M Connell
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    We need a little more information to answer your question properly. Did the doctor send you back to work with restrictions? Then the company should make sure that you are not working outside of your restrictions, for example, not making you lift more than you can. If the doctor returned you to work without restrictions, the doctor is saying that you can do anything and you have a much more difficult situation. I would recommend that you get a second opinion from another doctor on the panel,...

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  9. Can I change to another doctor who is within the same group of approved doctors I was sent to by my company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    5. Lisa Morgan Edwards
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    You are allowed one switch to another doctor on the Panel of Physicians. I believe that this change will count as your one switch. I would recommend against this, however. I would be wary of switching to another doctor in the same group. If you want to switch to another Panel Physician, I would recommend that you go to a different medical group altogether. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  10. After winning workers comp case how can I collect persistently.

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Charles C. Hamilton
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Glenn Byron Bobe Jr.
    4. Gilbert Earl Fisher
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    Of course, the problem is that an attorney who takes your case might not get paid either, plus it is time consuming to follow the process to collection. I would suggest you contact a newer attorney who might be more inclined to take a chance on a case like yours.

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