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William Gregory Pope

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Im looking for a good attorney to help me on a insurance claim!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    There may be issues of liability or causation that only an attorney could help you with. You should stop talking to the insurance company and hire an attorney to assist you. Choose an attorney with experience and with whom you feel comfortable. [removed]

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  2. My child was a passenger in a fatal car accident. How do I find out if there are any add on's to the policy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    First, let me say that I am sorry for your loss. Any life lost is a tragedy, but that is especially true when a child dies. As for insurance coverage, there is a statute in Georgia that requires an insurer to disclose limits of coverage. You should inquire about liability limits, umbrella coverage and should even look to your own uninsureed/underinsured motorist coverage if you had that coverage. You should probably speak to an experienced attorney to also see if there are any other parties...

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  3. I was injured on the job over 5 years ago, I have received a settlement some time ago, Am I eligible for SSD?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    I am sorry that you are experiencing these problems. Your settlement likely reads that you have no reasonable expectation of becoming Medicare eligible within the next 30 months. I don't think a workers' compensation settlement can preclude you from applying for SSDI benefits. If the language in the settlement purports to do that, I would question the validity of that language. However, the best course of action for you is to make an appointment with an experienced attorney who handles...

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  4. Cant get workers comp to return calls was told if we got a lawyer richard no longer works at walmart

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy Greenbaum Croy
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    I am sorry that you are experiencing this problem. Unfortunately, Wal-Mart historically can be difficult to deal with in workers' compensation cases. It can be especially problematic if there is a culture at the store where Richard works in which an employee feels threatened for protecting his rights under workers' compensation. Unfortunately, there is no cause of action for workers' compensation retaliation if Wal-Mart did fire Richard after he got an attorney; however, in 17 years of...

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  5. I am on worker's comp, why am I being pushed to do work hardening when I have been referred to a neurosurgeon due to pain?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Gregory Pope
    2. Elizabeth Ann Gearhart
    3. Zack Hendon
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    It sounds like you need a change of authorized treating physician. If work hardening isn't working, and if fact, is causing you signficantly more pain, you may want to find a doctor who will actually listen to you. There are several ways to go about obtaining a change of physician, most of which require litigation. If you would like to discuss this matter further and how we could help you get to a new doctor, please feel free to contact me. Thanks, Greg Pope 770-786-1095

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  6. Having several very large trees removed. Tree comp has gen liability insurance, but not workers comp. Should I be concerned?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Generally speaking, mere ownership of the property does not make you the statutory employer of the employees of your tree service. However, if you supervise the workers and act in some way as the general contractor, you could be considered the statutory employer. If you are the statutory employer, you could be liable for a work injury. if you are not the statutory employer, I think you are safe from WC exposure. I think the risk probably very slight to you here unless you intend to actively...

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  7. I injured my shoulder on the job. Do i have a case against my company. They kept me out for 3 weeks after the injury

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Gregory Pope
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Laura Maria Lanzisera
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    Yes, you have a case. Your employer is required to offer you a doctor from its posted panel of physicians. If they don't have a panel, you get to pick your own doctor. If you would like more information about selecting a physician and obtaining treatment, please feel free to call me. Greg Pope 770-786-1095

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  8. Shouldn't they have to disclose who or why they feel I wasn't cooperating?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Gregory Pope
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Charles C. Hamilton
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    They are most likely alleging that you are failing to cooperate with the medical treatment being provided by the authorized treating physician. It is important that you attend all of your doctor's appointments, physical therapy appointments and the like. If you do not think your doctor is helping you, there are several ways under the law that you can try to get evaluated and possibly treated by another doctor. Feel free to give me a call if you need assistance. Thanks, Greg Pope

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Gregory Pope
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Thomas L. Holder
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    There is no official Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation form for mileage reimbursement. However, the best practice is to provide the address where you started and the address of the medical provider where you went and add up the actual round trip mileage, which is reimbursed at 40 cents per mile. If you had parking expense or allowable meal expense, keep the receipts and attach a copy to the mileage reimbursement request, seeking full reimbursement for those expenses. The insurer...

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  10. How long do I have to file a workercomp case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    In order to "file a workers' comp case" in Georgia, you must file a Form WC-14. You have up to one year from the accident date to file a Form WC-14 with the State Board of Workers' Compensation. However, if you received medical treatment for your injuries, you have up to one year after the date of the last payment for that medical treatment to file the WC-14. If you received TTD or TPD benefits, you have two years from the last payment of those benefits to file a WC-14. Filing the WC-14...

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If you have been injured at work, call The Pope Law Firm for a free consultation.

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