Thomas L. Holder’s Answers

Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. What is it so hard to find a federal workman's compensation attorney?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    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 tom@longandholder.com 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. Tom Holder

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  2. My doctor has brought up the subject of an FCE in my worker's comp case. What is an FCE and do I have to do one?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Douglas Francis Kaleita
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Jaret Adam Spevak
    5. Nicholas Dale Benzine
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    A Functional Capacities Evaluation is used to determine your physical capabilities. I agree that it is unusual to have one at this point in treatment. It appears as though the doctor is going to try to find out your capabilities now so that your company could see if it has modified work for you. Of course, if you decide to have surgery, your capabilities would change and the FCE would not be helpful. It sounds as though you are heading towards surgery. At that point, you would be totally...

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  3. Can I be terminated while out on Workmans Comp?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Charles C. Hamilton
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4. Robert G. Rothstein
    5. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
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    10 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, Georgia is a Right to Work state. That means that your company can fire you at any time. I would encourage you to hire an attorney at this point. You will need help with settling your case at some point. As you will not be returning to your job, there is not reason not to settle the case. I am sorry that you lost your job. That is not an uncommon occurrence for people who are out of work because of an on the job injury. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  4. AT WILL STATE!!!!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Henry Friedman
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    5. John M Connell
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    6 lawyer answers

    We need a little more information to answer your question properly. Did the doctor send you back to work with restrictions? Then the company should make sure that you are not working outside of your restrictions, for example, not making you lift more than you can. If the doctor returned you to work without restrictions, the doctor is saying that you can do anything and you have a much more difficult situation. I would recommend that you get a second opinion from another doctor on the panel,...

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  5. Can I change to another doctor who is within the same group of approved doctors I was sent to by my company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    5. Lisa Morgan Edwards
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    6 lawyer answers

    You are allowed one switch to another doctor on the Panel of Physicians. I believe that this change will count as your one switch. I would recommend against this, however. I would be wary of switching to another doctor in the same group. If you want to switch to another Panel Physician, I would recommend that you go to a different medical group altogether. Good luck. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  6. After winning workers comp case how can I collect persistently.

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Charles C. Hamilton
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Glenn Byron Bobe Jr.
    4. Gilbert Earl Fisher
    4 lawyer answers

    Of course, the problem is that an attorney who takes your case might not get paid either, plus it is time consuming to follow the process to collection. I would suggest you contact a newer attorney who might be more inclined to take a chance on a case like yours.

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  7. I have a comp case in New York

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Vernon L. Chambless
    4. Robert Scott Dufour
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other lawyers. There are many fine workers' compensation lawyers in New York. You will need to speak to one of them.

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  8. Can a lottery winning affect my workers comp settlement?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Vernon L. Chambless
    4. Nicholas Dale Benzine
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    6 lawyer answers

    The lottery winnings will have no effect on your workers ' compensation case. What matters its if you earn money. Congratulations if you have already won the money.

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  9. In Georgia, after an employer has received the PPI rating for an injured worker , how long can they take to pay or appeal?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Elizabeth Ann Gearhart
    3. Michael John O'Hagan
    3 lawyer answers

    A PPD rating needs to be paid within 21 days. Good luck.

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  10. Is there any Lawyers that will take a case that has been denied by a Law Judge even if you still have a worker's comp case

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    3. Kevin Chandler Ford
    4. John M Connell
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, most attorneys will not take cases on appeal as it is very hard to get a case reversed. I am sorry that things did not work out better for you.

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