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Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Shoulder surgery receiving workers compensation what would be the average demand for a settlement?

    Answered about 1 year 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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  2. Are there any benefits available while a worker's compensation case is still open? What about presettlement funding?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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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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  3. Out on workman's comp & getting only 60 some % pay while out. Should MY Company's Employee short term disability pay difference?

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    Very often, STD policies will take a credit for the amount someone gets while on WC. That sounds like what happened the last time you were injured. However, there are STD policies that will not pay at all if the injury occurred on the job. You need to get a copy of your STD policy and see how the policy is affected by your receiving WC benefits.

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

    Answered 6 months ago.

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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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  5. 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 12 months ago.

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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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  6. I injured my shoulder on the job. Do i have a case against my company. They kept me out for 3 weeks after the injury

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    You do have a workers' compensation case. You will not be eligible for lost wage benefits for the first three weeks because you did not have lost wages. You are right that they should have sent you to the doctor sooner. However, you do not have a cause of action against your company because of that. If you are out now, you will be eligible for benefits 21 days from when you first stopped working. I hope you are getting regular medical care now. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  7. 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 over 1 year ago.

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

    Answered about 2 years 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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  9. Can you qualify for SSDI if you have cervical herniated discs and arm pain and weakness?

    Answered 11 months ago.

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    Yes if you are unable to work. You should contact an attorney who specializes in representing people who are applying for SSDI.

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

    Answered about 1 year 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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