Thomas L. Holder’s Answers

Thomas L. Holder

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Fired from work!!!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Charles C. Hamilton
    5. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer
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    Georgia is a Right to Work state. Unfortunately, you can be fired for almost any reason. The bigger question is if you are now entitled to workers' compensation benefits. I would recommend that you go back to the company doctor. If you have been fired for reasons related to the on the job injury, you could be eligible for benefits. The doctor will have to determine if you could have done the job. You are in a tricky situation because you left work. I would encourage you to discuss this...

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  2. I have been told by the doctor that I am partial permently disable at 8%. My back got injured and I want to settle.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles C. Hamilton
    2. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    5. Nathaniel Fincher Hansford
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    The disability rating will be worth 24 weeks of benefits. A benefit week for you is the amount that you received from workers' compensation when you were out of work. There will be other factors that will be used to determine the value of the case. Primarily, the two major factors will be anticipated future medical costs plus the projected lost wage benefits to which you would be entitled. That would depend on your ability to return to work. There are a number of factors that must be...

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  3. If x-employer wants to settle with me out of court should I be willing to work with him.

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Nathan Edward Woody
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. John M Connell
    5. Vernon L. Chambless
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    I highly recommend against it. You are in no position to evaluate your case. Your ex-employer wants to make this go away. An attorney will help you assess the situation. It is well worth the fee.

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  4. Workman's comp help....Settlement??

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    3. Jaret Adam Spevak
    4. Jeffrey S. Snell
    5. Glenn Byron Bobe Jr.
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    There is actually no way to determine a proper value of your case based on the information you provided. For example, we do not know how much you received each week in workers' compensation benefits or anything about your permanent disability rating, which are both important factors in determining the value of a case. You attorney may not have all of the information that he needs in order to properly assess your case. I am sure you will know everything you need prior to the case being...

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  5. Is it true that the state of Ga no longer settles claims with state employees?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Seth Bader
    4. Vernon L. Chambless
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    The State of Georgia has not settled cases in over two years except for extremely specific situations. That can change if the economic picture continues to improve but I would not count on it for now. In fact, we sent a letter to all of our clients who have cases against the State informing them of that policy a few months ago.

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  6. Is this a case of discrimination?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Michael John O'Hagan
    4. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    5. Kevin Dwyer Fitzpatrick
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    You will need to contact a labor and employment attorney. There are plenty of good attorneys in Georgia that can help you. Good luck.

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  7. I had a shoulder injury while at work in 2011, can i still be covered if i need to see a doctor?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Judy Greenbaum Croy
    3. Bryan Matthew Pritchett
    4. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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    Yes you can. Receiving the money for the disability rating does not close out your case. You are still eligible to receive medical care. Good luck.

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  8. What is the GA mileage reimbursement rate for doctor visits in 2013 for workers comp. Is there a minimum round trip distance?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. William Gregory Pope
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    5. Sarah Elizabeth Stottlemyer
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    There is no standardized form for submitting mileage. I would just make sure it is clear so that the adjuster can understand it to pay timely. Something with three columns that includes a Date column, a Medical Provider column, and a Mileage column should be sufficient. Your mileage must be submitted within one year form the date of the trip so get it in promptly. The insurance company has 15 days to pay. Tom Holder 404-523-6100

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  9. What is it so hard to find a federal workman's compensation attorney?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    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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  10. 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
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    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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