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Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Holder’s Answers

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  • I have injury in my hand at work

    i told direct the manager he told me if you want go home to rest the next day i returned to work with pain awfully i told him i try to work but i can,t then i told hem he told me if you want go home to rest . next day i sent message to stay home t...

    Thomas’s Answer

    i would call your job every day to stay in touch with them. Also, make sure that you follow the doctor's instructions fully so that no one can say that you are not doing what you should.

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  • What to do when workman comp Doctor discharge you and you still hurting?

    Hurt my foot on the job, been seeing their Doctor, but after almost a year he discharge me and my foot still hurting. What do I do from here?

    Thomas’s Answer

    You could make a free switch to another doctor on the panel of physicians or take your one time IME. Assuming that you had been out of work and received benefits within 120 days of the date of the doctor's appointment, you can choose a doctor and the insurance company will have to pay for it. I would recommend that you speak with an attorney to review your options.

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  • Workers comp case - will WC insurance continue to pay the medical bill after resignation?

    In a workers comp case, If the victim( employee) voluntarily resign from the employer, will the workers comp insurance continues to pay for the medical treatment?

    Thomas’s Answer

    Your medical care will continue. Your resignation could impact your eligibility for lost wage benefits. We recommend that our clients never resign their jobs after amnon the job injury as it can cause problems with their case.

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  • What are the legal ramifications for a company if I am out on workers comp and they missed paying me for almost 5 wks straight .

    I am on workers comp, recently my former case mgr retired when she did my payments went from coming once per wk to coming here and there , recently I went almost 5 wks without a payment , when I called the WC co. I was told there was a computer i...

    Thomas’s Answer

    There is a 15% penalty for late payment in Georgia. If you need an attorney to help you get the money, that attorney may be able to get assessed fees paid by the insurance company.

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  • Lazy workers comp lawyer has sold me out to Sedgwick for a nominal amount! Osteotomy require after previous accident 6-15-14!!!

    Workers comp accident 1-14-15 torn acl and meniscus! Has nothing to do with previous accident cause I didn't have any structural damage@all! Treated 4 wks after 6-15-14 and returned to work on 8-4-14! Lazy workers comp attorney acting as an office...

    Thomas’s Answer

    He had an obligation to report that you returned to work. I would encourage you discuss this with another attorney.

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  • My husband died in an accident at work if I file a workman's comp claim with death benefit

    Do I have to split my workman's comp claim death benefit with my grown children for the accident involving their fathers death at work. My husband doesn't have a wil.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Unless your adult children are physically or mentally challenged, you are the only dependent and are eligible to receive $150,000. This has nothing to do with the will.

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  • Why is there a nurse assigned to my worker's compensation claim?

    I have never spoken to a nurse on my case but I noticed there is one assigned. I am wondering if they are helping the adjuster to make decisions as to the value of my claim even if the physician has stated my injury is work related. I'm just not u...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I do not think the nurse is helping the adjuster make decisions regarding the value of the case, but the nurse is helping with assessment of medical care, coordination of medical care among the different medical providers and costs of medical care. It sounds as though the nurse if reviewing your files but is not attending appointments with you. You do not have to agree to that. It is your choice.

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  • Is workers comp obliged to pay for treatments after lay-off or firing?

    I was injured at work and was treated and returned to work less than 1 month ago. Workers comp is still paying for my physical therapy. If I am suddenly laid off or fired, is workers comp still obliged to pay for the physical therapy and possib...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Yes as long as the treatment is related to your injury. Also, if you become totally disabled you can receive weekly benefit checks. Also, if you get laid off you could become eligible for weekly benefit checks if you make a good faith effort to find a job. You should obtain an attorney to help you in that situation.

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  • Workers Comp Settlement after WC240 with physical therapy going on and second opinion request ignored

    I was injured at work and have been through medical treatment and physical therapy. I went back to work less than one month ago. I have not fully recovered and am still under physical therapy. My request for a second opinion was unanswered by HR a...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You could settle your case but you would most likely have to resign from your job as part of the settlement. I also doubt that the case would have a significant value because you are back at work. IF you are getting PT, do you have a doctor's appointment soon? I would suggest that you wait for your second opinion until after you see your doctor again. Alternatively, you are allowed to have a free switch to another doctor on the panel. You may have to continue to pester both HR and the WC adjuster until they set up an appointment with another doctor. Good luck.

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  • Are worker's compensation adjusters using tactics or playing games?

    I can't tell between what is suppose to be reasonable and unreasonable. I have been waiting for a response from the adjuster about my benefits since Jan. I have been placed on work restrictions and my employer gave me light duty work but I'm no lo...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Yous should be able to get two-thirds of the difference between what you were making before and after you injury. You can get up to $350. I would suggest that you talk to HR or contact the adjuster about this immediately. You may need to provide your pay stubs if you are communicating to an adjuster.
    I know this is a difficult situation. Hopefully, you will be able to get back on full duty soon.

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