Thomas L. Holder’s Answers

Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. My lawyer got me to see another doctor who says it's ok to go back to work, tried it and it's not working back hurts like mad.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    5. Nicholas Dale Benzine
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    If you were returned to work under a light duty return to work job, you have a 15 day trial work period to see if you are able to do the job. I would recommend that you make an appointment to see your doctor and get him to take you out of work. As you are within the 15 days, your benefits should immediately begin again. I would also make my attorney aware of this. Even though you can fire your attorney, this is a critical juncture of your case and I would suggest that you do everything...

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  2. The doctor has determine that I am permantly partial disable. I get I get workman comp but I want a settlement .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Charles C. Hamilton
    5. Tracy Williams Middlebrooks III
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    Yes I do. The permanent partial disability rating will be part of the total settlement. Other factors include future lost wage benefits that could be owed and potential future medical costs. Be aware that you will most likely have to sign a Letter of Resignation if you settle your case. You will not have to resign if you just get the money for the disability rating. I think that this is a time when you would definitely want to discuss your case with a lawyer. Call me at 404-523-6100...

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  3. Do I need EEOC? Can I possibly file a claim against my employer myself? I already have an attorney for the workers comp.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    5. Roderick R. Jones
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    Unfortunately, in Georgia, there is no law against retaliatory discharge. That means that you have no protection from being fired after you have filed a WC suit. Although your WC attorney is correct that your employer will want you to waive your rights to bring any other case against them when you settle your WC case, your WC attorney should insist that you will not settle your WC case if you have to give up your rights to pursue your EEOC case. Your WC attorney should protect you so...

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  4. Are worker's comp settlements or discrimination lawsuits taxable income?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    2. Nicholas Dale Benzine
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. John Alfred Mays Jr.
    5. John M Connell
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    As the other attorneys have stated, a workers' compensation settlement is not taxable. I would check with your attorney or an accountant regarding the employment case. Good luck. Tom Holder 4045236100

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  5. I filled a claim on march25,2014 for injury that happened on sept27,2013 had surgery on march 2014 my on ins pay for the surgery

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Larry Wilcutt Fouche
    4. David S Thompson
    5. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
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    Mr. Whiteman is exactly right. They have 21 days to either accept or deny the claim. You need to get an attorney.

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  6. December 9th 2013 I was given a Impairment rating of 5% whole person can I be compensated for such a small loss & time limit ?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Timothy Minthorn Klob
    5. Nicholas Dale Benzine
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    I am not quite sure of your question. The 5 % rating will generate 15 weeks of benefits. A benefit week is how much you receive when you were out on workers' compensation. If you think the rating is too low, you can visit a doctor of your choosing one time while the insurance company pays. He might give you a higher rating. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  7. Georgia Work Place Exposure Law/Compensation?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    You will need a doctor to say that the cause of your problem is the mold found at the job. That could make you eligible for workers' compensation benefits for lost wages. Additionally, you may have a claim against the owner of the building if it is different from your company. I would encourage you to discuss this with an attorney. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  8. My employer filled PERM in EB2 got approved , can i use that to Refile under EB3 to refile 140

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Charles C. Hamilton
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens
    5. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
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    As the other attorneys mentioned, this has been filed under workers' compensation when it should be under immigration. I would recommend contacting an immigration attorney in your area. Good luck Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  9. I lost my lost my front tooth in an accident at work, can the company pay for treatment in a different state/

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Nathaniel Fincher Hansford
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
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    A person with a Georgia workers' compensation case can receive treatment in a different state for the workers' compensation injuries. The biggest problem that I have seen is that it can be difficult to find an attorney in another state who is willing to be paid in accordance with the Georgia Workers' Compensation Fee schedule. That is the schedule that determines how much medical providers are paid for providing medical services. This can be particularly true in areas such as dentistry, in...

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  10. Cervical fusion workers comp settlement question?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles C. Hamilton
    2. L. Ty Wilson
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    5. Thomas L. Holder
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    You will be able to continue working in your field if you are physically able, but you will have to sign a letter of resignation as part of your settlement. You would, however, be able to work for another company. I think you need a lawyer to help assess the value of your case.

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