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Harold W. Whiteman Jr.

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. My brother has to go to court for a worker's comp hearing to try to get his workers compensation started.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Michael Henry Friedman
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    Really it is impossible to tell you what a judge might due as we do not have enough information. The insurance company may have defenses to his claim. I assume he has an attorney. If not, he should not go to a hearing without one.

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  2. Are there any benefits available while a worker's compensation case is still open? What about presettlement funding?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Jaret Adam Spevak
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    There is really no way to give you an intelligent answer to your question about why your employer is defending the claim without a lot more information. But I can answer your question about pre-settlement funding. The workers compensation board has a rule prohibiting approval of any settlement that provides a recovery to these companies and your attorney is prohibited from signing any such lien for you. These companies charge exorbitant interest rates and usually will not deal with you unless...

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  3. If I was injured on a job outside of my residing state, do I need to file a workers comp claim in the state where I was injured?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    3. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    4. Jaret Adam Spevak
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    Usually you have a choice of jurisdiction. You can always file in the state of injury but you may be better off from the standpoint of benefits if you are able to file in the state where you live. There are many rules that apply to allow jurisdiction in GA so you really need to consult with an attorney.

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  4. If i was on workers comp all of 2012 do i have to file a tax return?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    Temporary total is considered disability payments and not income. You only have to report income on your tax return.

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  5. Exactly how long does it take to settle a workers comp case after the employer expresses their wish to settle?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Lisa Morgan Edwards
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    There is no straight answer on this. The employer and its insurance company does not have to settle at all. They can change their minds at any time. Having said that, 90% of the time they do want to settle the claim as a means of closing it. Usually after they tell you they want to settle their is a negotiation process that may include mediation. This can last months. Unless of course you are so desperate that you take their first offer. Then it can be settled very quickly. If you don't have...

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  6. How can I have a WC injury expunged from my work record and what type of Attorney does this?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Robert G. Rothstein
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    There is no way to "expunge" the record of a claim from the workers compensation board's records. They are deleted after time, 10 years, I believe. Those records are not public so the only way that someone would know about your prior claim is if you tell them or if they find the record from a previous employer. There is real danger in hiding a prior WC injury if it was a serious one. If you were to have an injury with a new employer, but hid the fact of a prior injury that produced permanent...

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  7. Can you sue employer for negligence for work related injury if employer is self insured for workers compensation?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
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    No. You cannot sue your employer in GA for an on the job injury, regardless of the circumstances. Your exclusive remedy is receiving workers compensation.

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

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Extremely difficult to make a decent fee on them. Pure and simple.

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  9. Do doctors check to see if you have a workers compensation claim when yo give them your social security number.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Timothy Minthorn Klob
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
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    To answer your question directly, no, the workers comp board will not give anyone any information about your claim. No doctor can get this from them. Most medical offices want your social security number to ensure correct identification. And should you fail to pay them, it will assist them in trying to collect any money you owe. I trust that you are seeing some doctor for the on the job injury and that you have turned that into the workers comp insurance company to pay. Most times you can get...

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  10. Lawsuit

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Russell Greer Keener
    3. Frank Holt Carter
    4. Timothy Minthorn Klob
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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    Sounds like your accident was at your workplace since you mentioned getting ready to clock out which means you cannot file a lawsuit but can only bring a workers comp claim. Why didnt you report it? Even though 2 months have passed you will probably be OK if you have been telling your employer about your treatment and need to be out of work for the injury. You need to report this right away and if they dont do anything hire a lawyer.

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