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Thomas L. Holder

Thomas Holder’s Answers

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  • I had an accident where I torn a meniscus on right knee, and had an hernia when in rehab I kept getting worst and t

    The nurse wrote on a report that I was not making an effort, and that I was there because I wanted a big check That I said that and there was never a conversation such and my lawyer after that was said choice was to settle, be and I m still having...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would discourage you from pursuing a slander suit as I do not think you can win. Of bigger concern is that hernias cannot be superseded injuries in Georgia. Get your knee fixed.

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  • How long should it take to settle a workers comp claim??

    i have been receiving weekly benefits for 2 years now and the income just isn't cutting it..

    Thomas’s Answer

    It depends on the injury. We generally wait until the authorized treating physician (ATP) says that you are as good as you ate going to be and gives you a disability rating. I would not settle a case without an attorney.

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  • Do i need a lawyer

    I was in a prison work release program,and i broke my hand at my job but was not on the clock. The work release center held me in from work for 2 days and refused me medical treatment. I walked around with a broke hand for 3 weeks.

    Thomas’s Answer

    I would talk to a workers ' compensation attorney to find out if people on work release are eligible to receive workwrs' compensation benefits.

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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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