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 can absolutely get a second opinion from another doctor on the Panel of Physicians which your company should have posted. Also, you are allowed to choose any doctor that you want for a one time visit that workers' compensation must pay.
It is very hard to answer your question specifically. Generally, an insurance company will assess what it believes its future exposure to be for both indemnity and medical benefits and then use that as a way to figure out the value of your case. Of case, your attorney will be arguing why your case is worth more than the insurance company wants to pay.
He should definitely tell his attorney so that his attorney can help protect him. The insurance company would have to ask for a hearing in order to cut off his benefits. They could only ask to cut off his weekly benefit checks but he would still be able to get the medical care he needs.
If you re on light duty and trying your job in Georgia, you have a 15 day trial work period. If you are unable to work for 15 days, your benefits should be immediately reinstated. If not, you will need an attorney to file a claim on your behalf for benefits to be reinstated.
You should not apply for unemployment while you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits as you cannot get both benefits at the same time. You should also definitely not quit your job. This will greatly harm your WC case. Your employer will say, whether truthfully or not, that they had a job for you but, since, you quit, you could not come to work. Your benefits will get cut off. As the other lawyers have said, you will have a 15 day trial work period, assuming that your doctor...
You definitely can be covered under workers' compensation. Your infection was caused by your work. Your biggest problem is that you will probably lose your job if you bring a claim. Georgia offers no protection for injured workers who file workers' compensation claims. You will have to decide if it worth the risk. Good luck.
Even if an insurance company had some surveillance evidence against you they would continue to pay a PI to continue to watch you. They will want to make sure that their case against you is air tight in case they ask for a hearing in order to suspend your benefits. I have also had clients who thought they were being watched when they, in fact, were not. You are allowed to live your life, just make sure that you are not doing things outside of your restrictions. Good luck.
I am a workers' compensatoni attorney in Atlanta who handles cass all over the state. You can go to the hospital for emergency treatment although the ER will not become the authorized treating physician. Although some of th eanswer to this question would depend on the exact circumstances under which you went to the ER, it is hard for me to envision a situation under which you would not be covered for a one time visit to an ER, or visits to ERs for medical care in emergency situations. You...