Thomas L. Holder’s Answers

Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. 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
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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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  2. Is it a conflict of interest if my lawyer actually used to work with the workers compensation insurance attorney.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

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    There are many attorneys who now represent injured workers that used to work for either insurance companies or law firms that represent insurance companies. I think the better procedure would have been to reveal this information at the beginning of the representation. You can always change attorneys if you are dissatisfied with your lawyers representation.

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  3. Do I need a Workers Comp Lawyer

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer
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    If you cannot return to the job at which you were injured, you need a lawyer. A lawyer can help make sure that you get all of the benefits to which you are entitled. I would get one now.

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  4. I got sued by my employee for worker's compensation. I am an employer and I got no WC insurance.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Jeremiah Tash Van Dora
    4. Drew Mosley
    5. Gilbert Earl Fisher
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    If a claim has been fired, the State Board already knows that you have no insurance. I would recommend calling the State Board to figure out the status of your case. Also, your case is not over just because the attorney withdrew. Another attorney could pick up the case.

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  5. How can I have a hospital bills collector directed towards person that will be held liable for accident.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Scott Benjamin Riddle
    3. Gilbert Earl Fisher
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    Unfortunately, if you cannot get money from your employer to pay the bill, you are ultimately going to be responsible for the bill. The hospital will say that you received the services. Make sure to include the bill when seeking damages from your employer. This is one of many big problems that arise when employers do not have workers' compensation insurance.

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

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Frederick James Conklin Jr.
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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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  7. Shoulder surgery receiving workers compensation what would be the average demand for a settlement?

    Answered 11 months ago.

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

    Answered over 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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  9. Wanted to know what type of case I'd be looking at if i got injured at work.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
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    Unfortunately, you cannot sue for sue for wrongful termination, breach of contract or pain and suffering. There is no right of retaliation law suits available in Georgia. I cannot imagine a breach of contract case being upheld in this situation. Finally, pain and suffering is not an element of damages in workers' compensation cases. I am sorry that you are having such a hard time.

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  10. I was laid off when trying to file claim for workers comp was injuryed on sept 27 2014 was reported then was hit on head with

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    3. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
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    I am assuming that you mean Sept. 27, 2013. Unfortunately, in Georgia you can be laid off for filing a WC claim. However, that does not mean that you cannot pursue your case. I think you need to speak to an attorney immediately in order to see if you can proceed with your case. Generally, you have one year form the date of injury to file your claim, so I believe that you can still proceed. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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