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Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Holder’s Answers

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  • FCE Results

    I took a FCE test ordered by my doctor for a workers compension claim. Do I have the right to ask for a copy of the results?

    Thomas’s Answer

    Yes. Your lawyer should be able to get it for you shortly.

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  • I have a workers comp hearing set up for August. Now the workers comp defense lawyer wants a deposition early July.

    Why would they order a deposition.

    Thomas’s Answer

    This is very standard practice. The deposition is taken for two purposes. One is to find out your side of the story. The second is to learn about your background and see what kind of witness you would be. You should definitely have an attorney at this point in the proceedings.

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  • What are doctor restrictions suppose to include?

    I was given restrictions from one doctor and sent to another one while on restrictions. I have now been prescribed with medication by the second doctor and it has side effects that would make it almost impossible to work around. He (the second doc...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I am a little confused. What happened to the restrictions from the first doctor? If that was your authorized treating physician, what he said would take priority. I would also consider going back to him to see about your restrictions. Please clarify what you wrote.

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  • If I have reached MMI can I ask for a trial for settlement.

    Had a knee repair in 2012.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Workers' compensation does not work like that. You could be eligible to receive money for a disability rating if you have one. I would suggest that you talk to a lawyer to evaluate the value of your case and the benefits for which you are eligible.

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  • I am a over the road truck driver and was rear ended on the interstate in Indiana. My workers comp follows Arkansas law. But my

    law suit is in Indiana. I would like to know if I sue and receive a settlement, do I owe workers comp any compensation for the medicals they paid?

    Thomas’s Answer

    You will need to talk with the lawyer representing you in the Indiana case as the law in each state is different. If you had a Georgia lawsuit you would not have to reimburse the Arkansas WC carrier but the law in Indiana could be different.

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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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