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Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Holder’s Answers

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  • How do I find out if I had long term disability from I previous employer where I got hurt

    I got hurt in 2004 and want to know if I had long term disability from my employer

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would contact HR at your old company and see if you had a policy. As Mr. Hamilton said, the time for reporting a claim has probably passed but it never hurts to ask.

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  • Can I ask for copies of my own medical records throughout the course of my open worker's compensation claim?

    I would like to request copies of my own records from the doctor's office. Is this possible?

    Thomas’s Answer

    While it is true that you can get your medical records, or your insurance company should provide them to you, a doctor who performs an IME for an insurance company will most likely say that he has to send the records directly to the insurance company and will not send the report to you. the insurance company should send it on to you once it is received.

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  • Ime....workers comp

    What are some reasons the workers comp would set up IME'S ??

    Thomas’s Answer

    The primary reason is because the insurance company does not like what is going on with your medicals and wants to create alternative medical that will either prevent you from getting medical care that has been prescribed or benefits that you could otherwise receive.

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  • How long does workers comp have to send check after doctor has given mmi rating

    husband had second total reverse shoulder dr gave 29% on 4-20-2015 talk to wc over a week ago said he had to talk to legal because shoulder had already been rated I told him that was the other shoulder a year before have not heard back from him

    Thomas’s Answer

    21 days after it is submitted. There is a penalty after that. Of course, in this case, they will argue that they had to make sure it was a different shoulder. You may need a lawyer if they will not pay.

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  • I have an open workmans comp case from Florida...I spoke with an attorney there who advised that I could move to GA ..WC i

    Still needs to cover however I can not find Dr to take the case the injury is to my right ankle and tendon...are they not responsible for finding my Dr...or should I get an attorney...I have a lot of pain and swelling still and need a Dr consult I...

    Thomas’s Answer

    The challenge will be to find a Georgia doctor who is willing to treat a patient under the Florida fee schedule. I would recommend hiring a Forida WC lawyer to help you. Good luck.

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  • Workers Comp...

    I was injured at work, was referred out to a surgeon following my MRI results. WC scheduled me with and physician instead who is giving me injections instead. Can I refuse the injections based off the fact that they are not FDA approved?? I don't ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As the other attorneys have said, you do not have to agree to any invasive procedures. My only concern for you is if the doctors begin to say that you are not cooperating and do not provide you with any of the medical services that you need. I have seen that happen.

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  • Do I need to attend a hearing that was scheduled for my workers comp case.

    My case has took on strange twist and turns within in the last month's from several cancelled mediation appointments to firing me, over New policies that was put in place since my injury happened in 2013, and now the surgery that I was denied for...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As the other lawyers have mentioned, you should listen to your attorney. Your hearing has probably been postponed and will be reset. The postponement will not affect your case.

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  • Do I have a Worker Comp claim?

    I was working at a convenience store and hurt my arm on the job in Dec. '14. There is a two step ladder in the refrigerated area, but even standing on that, the crates were over my head. Pulling on the crate, I believe I pulled a muscle in my arm...

    Thomas’s Answer

    As the other attorneys have mentioned, you should immediately notify your company. The big problem is that you have not notified your company within thirty days of the incident. I hope you can overcome that. Good luck.

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  • I need better representation for my workers comp case...

    I need a new workers comp attorney. I've had one since 03/18/15, but he has not worked my case, and refuses to come forward to my employer/insurer. He keeps saying he wants to wait until I'm scheduled for surgery to let them know I'm being "repres...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I am sure that any of the attorneys on Avvo would be interested in talking to you about your case.

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  • I need another workers comp attorney...

    I have serious back injuries, I've had an attorney for a month now. He HAS NOT come forward to the insurer/ employer that I'm represented. He says he likes to "stay in the background" until i get a surgery date. However, i don't know what in doi...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I do not understand that strategy. We usually let the other side know that we are on the case as soon as we are hired. You are begin sent to a doctor for an IME because the insurance company is hoping that the IME doctor will say that you do not need the injections so that they can deny that treatment.

    It is very easy to change attorneys. You just need to hire a new one and send something to your current lawyer saying he is fired. The 25% fee will be divided between the two attorneys so it will not cost you anything to change attorneys.

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