Thomas L. Holder’s Answers

Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. I retired in May 2012 from a company in Marietta after 13 years of service. In November I started having pain in my Rt. shoulder

    Answered 10 months ago.

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    2. Michael Henry Friedman
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    4. Robert R. Pagniello
    5. Laura Maria Lanzisera
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    I think that you have a problem. Generally, on the job injuries need to be reported within 30 days of the injury, or 30 days from when the injured worker knew that the injury was caused by his job. In your case, I think that the injury needed to be reported within 30 days of the January date when you first became aware of the cause for the injury. I am sorry that I do not have better news. Tom Holder 404-281-1923

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  2. At work i lost my middelfingertip under nailbed.the 1st joint is gone (dominate hand) regardless of fault whats the avg settelmt

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    In my experience, finger amputation cases do not pay very much in WC. Middle fingers are worth 35 weeks of workers' compensation benefit. A week of benefits is the amount you would receive if you were out of work. That would be 2/3 of your average weekly wage up to a maximum of $500/wk. You would multiply the percentage of disability given to you by your doctor times 35 times your weekly benefit to see what the disability would generate. I do not think that you would need a lawyer because...

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  3. I was injured on the job over 5 years ago, I have received a settlement some time ago, Am I eligible for SSD?

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    You can definitely apply for SSDI now. You only stated that you were not going to get SSDI in the next 30 months from the date of the settlement. That will not happen. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  4. Hurt at work, reported at time, yet they simple say they ain't going to pay the four thousand dollar bill.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

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    As I am sure you realize, your employer is doing the wrong thing here. The bill should clearly be psid, assuming your facts are accurate, plus you could be eligible for other benefits. I would encourage you to speak with an attorney who could advise you of all of the benefits fo which you can be entitled. Only then will you be able to make a good decision. Tom Holder 4045236100

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  5. I need help with several issues, scammers, potential scammed, a workers comp case, and a stolen heir case. I am 54 disabled.

    Answered 3 months ago.

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    2. Mishka L Marshall
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    I am not sure what you are looking to do. I do not see a WC case in your description. I am sorry you are having so many problems. Good luck.

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  6. Got a rating from a fce test ue inpairment 10% whole person 6% got a check from wc call to see what it

    Answered 7 months ago.

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    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Matthew Campbell Jordan
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    The 10% to the upper extremity is worth 22.5 weeks of benefits. The 6% to the whole person is worth 18 weeks of benefits. You are entitled to the higher number of weeks, which is 22.5. The rating to the whole body and the rating to the upper extremity are considered to be equivalent so you are entitled to one but not both. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  7. I had surgery for a tendon repair on one finger and now I haven't been able too bend or work with my other fingers what should I

    Answered 7 months ago.

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    I am sorry you are having so much trouble. I am not quite sure why the doctor wants to do what he recommends, but I would talk to him to clarify why he is making this recommendation. You might be able to ask him to send you to another doctor for a second opinion if you are uncomfortable with the recommendation. An attorney can help you navigate a change of physician if that becomes necessary. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  8. I hurt my knee a year ago this week at work. Ihave had 2 MRIs done, physical therapy and my FCE.

    Answered 8 months ago.

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    I am sorry you are having so much trouble with your knee. The most important issue is if your work is within your restrictions. If you can, you should continue doing your job to the best of your ability. If not, you may need to perform some modified work. Also, you should receive a PPD rating shortly. That rating will generate money for you that you can receive while you are working. Good luck.

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  9. What board form would a employer need to file if there was an overpayment of workers' comp benefits there trying to recoup?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    Money cannot be taken out of your work check. Generally, any over payment would be recovered from future WC payments, such as permanent partial disability payments. If there are no future WC payments due, there could be an attempt to get a judgment against you for over payment and collect in that manner. I would suggest that you discuss this with an attorney. A Board Form WC-2, indicating an Amendment to the prior WC-2 that was filed, would be the proper form. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  10. Fired from work!!!

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    4. Charles C. Hamilton
    5. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer
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    Georgia is a Right to Work state. Unfortunately, you can be fired for almost any reason. The bigger question is if you are now entitled to workers' compensation benefits. I would recommend that you go back to the company doctor. If you have been fired for reasons related to the on the job injury, you could be eligible for benefits. The doctor will have to determine if you could have done the job. You are in a tricky situation because you left work. I would encourage you to discuss this...

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