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Michael Richard Moebes
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  • Workers Comp

    So, my Doctor (non-surgical ortho) that's been treating me told me today that she couldn't give me anymore injections or treatment. She wrote on my form "2ND OPINION TO DR. *****".......( marked referral). Is this good or bad? The Doctor she's ref...

    Michael’s Answer

    Depends on who the doctor to whom you have been referred is and what you mean by "good." An attorney who practices locally and does workers' comp can answer this question but would need more information.

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  • I sustained 2nd degree burns to my face at work, do I have a lawsuit?

    While at work, I was carrying a pitcher of hot water through the kitchen toward the exit only swinging exit door. The door only swings out and there is a small circular window at eye level of a person 6 ft tall. ( I am 6 ft tall) As I am holding...

    Michael’s Answer

    Not likely, but they should be covering your workers' compensation at least. Are they accepting your medical care and paying you while you can't work?

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  • Do I need an occupational atty. for an injury claim. and what do I do if company is trying to release me for return to work

    slipped and fell at truck stop in Harrisonburg va.

    Michael’s Answer

    There are too many questions your inquiry creates to tell you whether there is GA jurisdiction, whether this is workers' comp vs occupational accident, etc. Call one of the attorneys from avvo for a consultation.

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  • I was getting workman comp then I get a letter saying it was suspened because I can go back to work but I don't fill any better

    this is the state of ga job they fired me after the acident I was not the driver I have gotten workman comp for 18 month and just got a letter

    Michael’s Answer

    Welcome to the wonderful world of workers' compensation. Use your change of doctors option from the panel and your 2nd medical opinion option under OCGA 34-9-202e.

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  • Am I owed for pain and suffering?

    I had a injury at work on March 2007, I tore my three legiment in my ankle since the accident I have had 4 surgeries. Just received my last Workers Comp check this past March. My lawyer said I wasn't entitled to any money for pain and suffering or...

    Michael’s Answer

    Your lawyer is right. No pain+suffering in comp.

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  • Can I get a second opinion in a workers compensation case in Georgia? I am highly dissatisfied with this level of care.

    I was injured on the job and reported it to my employer. My employer has displayed a high level of dissatisfaction and seems as if they really could not care less to the point of agitation. I was sent to a doctor who gave me about 5 minutes of the...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes. Oddly enough, However, the insurance adjuster may forget to tell you about this.

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  • I got hurt from work on 10/ 2013 . Got 2 surgery in 2014 . 1 surgery this year . Why my employer want me to use Fmla ?

    Do I need a lawyer ? What is my company try to do to me ? All the surgery is under workmen comp

    Michael’s Answer

    You can talk to an attorney for free if you'd like to. However, the employer's trying to get you to use FMLA isn't necessarily a bad thing, and it shouldn't affect your workers' comp case.

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  • I have returned to work after a lengthy workers comp claim which is still open, and am feeling harassed

    I have returned to work after an extended period and am feeling harassed about a few things should I seek counsel which I have not done up to this point .

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes! But you should expect such a response from a group of lawyers.

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  • I have a workers comp hearing set up for August. Now the workers comp defense lawyer wants a deposition early July.

    Why would they order a deposition.

    Michael’s Answer

    Because the other side is always entitled to a deposition before going to a hearing. Most hearings are postponed several times anyway; your scenario is not atypical.

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  • What are doctor restrictions suppose to include?

    I was given restrictions from one doctor and sent to another one while on restrictions. I have now been prescribed with medication by the second doctor and it has side effects that would make it almost impossible to work around. He (the second doc...

    Michael’s Answer

    If your employer can't accommodate your restrictions, they should pay you temporary total disability benefits. Also, ask the doctor to clarify what you can and can't do while on these meds in writing.

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