It is hard to know why the workers' compensation insurance company has not accepted the claim. Very often, claims are accepted at the last minute. As far as the medical is concerned, an attorney should look at the medical reports to find out exactly why the elbow injury has not been looked at.
I am sorry that your brother is having such a hard time. An attorney can help him and I recommend that he hire one, if he has not done so already.
First of all, workers' comp does include the medical benefits which you are seeking. I would ask to see a company doctor, which is one step of medical care over the nurse. Workers' compensation will provide the medical care for free. Another choice would be to go back to the nurse if he continues to have problems and get her to refer him to a company doctor.
Any work restrictions will come from the doctor. Good luck.
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...
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...
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...
I have a law firm in Kentucky to whom I refer my Federal WC cases. Please call me at 404-523-6100 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you the information. As these are Federal cases, they do not have to be Georgia attorneys.
Hal Whiteman is correct, it is hard to earn a fee and, I believe, the Hearing Office is in Jacksonville.
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.
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
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...
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.