John Michael Parsons’s Answers

John Michael Parsons

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Can a doctor lie for an employer about employee injury

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Michael Parsons
    2. Michael Richard Moebes
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    3 lawyer answers

    No. A doctor may not lie in a workers compensation case. There are very different ways of determining disability ratings according to the AMA Guidelines. Different doctors give different ratings often. Company doctors tend to give lower ratings and doctors whom your attorney refers you to may give a higher rating. However, I would suggest you get an independent rating from a new doctor. We can help you with that.

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  2. Doctor says nothing else can be done for worker's compensation SI joint injury... have to learn to deal with it...is that it?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. John Michael Parsons
    2. Michael Richard Moebes
    3. L. Ty Wilson
    3 lawyer answers

    You have a right to an independent medical examination with a doctor of your choice if you have been paid workers comp within the last 120 days. If you need help selecting a favorable doctor, please let me know. Also, even if you have not been paid benefits, you can select another doctor from the panel of physicians that the employer should have provided to you. It sounds like you need to retain an attorney to help you with this. Otherwise, the treating doctor is going to cut you loose and...

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  3. Have been on workers comp. in Ga. for 4yrs.Have had 1 surgery.Work comp.refusing 2 surgeries recommended by Dr. Is lawyer req.?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. John Michael Parsons
    2. Angel Agustin Figueredo
    3. Michael J. Helfand
    3 lawyer answers

    The insurance company can never force you to settle especially when you still have medical procedures that have not been authorized. They realize that they are going to have to pay for the surgeries and are trying to strong-arm into settling for less than full value. You will need an attorney to get the insurance company to approve the surgeries and medical procedures and to also help with the other roadblocks they will try and put up. I used to be an insurance company lawyer so I know their...

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  4. What do I do when my Workers Comp Attorney do not let me know how my case is progressing? I found him on Avvo with good reviews

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Bryan Sinclair Hawkins
    2. John Michael Parsons
    3. Michael J. Helfand
    3 lawyer answers

    Hopefully, you got in touch with your attorney. He/she should be answering your questions regarding your new issues. I do not see a problem with your family doctor prescribing medication. However, it might be difficult to get reimbursed later because the company doctor did not prescribe the medication. If you need the medication to get through the day, do what you have to do.

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  5. Can the attorney you hired in a workers comp case sign documents for you

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    2. Bryan Sinclair Hawkins
    3. John Michael Parsons
    4. W. Zachary Hendon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends if the fee contract allows the attorney, as your legal representative, to negotiate legal documents and checks on your behalf. Our fee contract allows for this.

  6. I now live in GA, but filed for workman's comp while in CA. I need and attorney. Can I find one in GA for a CA case?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. John Michael Parsons
    2. Michael J. Helfand
    2 lawyer answers

    You need a california lawyer. Use this AVVO site to help you locate a lawyer in California and use workers compensation in the area of practice.

  7. "I have a abcess tooth with a swollen jaw and face my dentist" dentist pulled the wrong tooth what can i do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Howard E. Spiva
    2. John Michael Parsons
    2 lawyer answers

    There are lawyers that specialize in dental malpractice but they fly under the radar for the most part. Feel free to contact our office for a referral.

  8. What is the rule for workers compensation covering employees after business hours?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Michael Richard Moebes
    2. John Michael Parsons
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    3 lawyer answers

    If they are injured while still on property even after hours, they are likely to be entitled to workers comp benefits. If they are hurt off premises while traveling home, in most instances, this will not be a liability concern to you. There are lots of different rules for on call workers and the like so it sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer. We offer free consultations.

  9. Is weekly compensation paid according t the accident date, or when the compensation benefits actually began being paid?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jason Perkins
    2. Bryan Sinclair Hawkins
    3. John Michael Parsons
    4. Joshua Albert Carroll
    5 lawyer answers

    Your weekly compensation rate is determined by the amount you made for the 13 weeks before your accident date. This is called your average weekly wage. Then, under Georgia law, your compensation rate is 2/3 of the average weekly wage subject to a maximum of $500 per week. Compensation is paid generally for 400 weeks from the date of the accident unless you are released to light or full duty or return to work in some other capacity.

  10. Is there a maximum time limit for being on workmans compensation

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Michael Richard Moebes
    2. Joshua Albert Carroll
    3. Haynesworth Maier Studstill
    4. John Michael Parsons
    4 lawyer answers

    In short, if you're catastrophically injured, there's no time limit, but for most injuries, it's 400 weeks (or 350 weeks if you're partially disabled). This is for weekly benefits. Medical care in georgia can continue forever.

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