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Matthew Campbell Jordan

Athens Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Workers Comp Injury torn acl and meniscus. Doctor wants to schedule surgery Asap. Do I have any options?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    2. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    3. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    4. Charles Henry Mcaleer
    5. Gary Martin Hays
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    I am sorry to hear you will need surgery. No one can force you to have the surgery, but refusing could adversely impact your claim. If you are currently receiving income benefits or have withing the last 120 days, you can request a second opinion. You have lots of options and this issue could get complicated, so I would advise you contact an attorney to discuss. Most will give you a free consultation.

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    2. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Jaret Adam Spevak
    5. Nicholas Dale Benzine
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    It sounds as though you find yourself in a similar situation as many of my clients. Unfortunately, delays are common in nearly every workers' compensation claim. An attorney can help you move things forward. Be careful with pre-settlement funding, as there is a Georgia Workers' Compensation Board Rule prohibiting it.

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  3. Is it best for me to have workers comp pay me weekly or have my job continue to pay my salary. I was injured on 11/16/13

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    2. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    3. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    4. Elizabeth Ann Gearhart
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    This is a complicated question. What is "best" is really a matter of preference. Many folks will elect to use sick pay, vacation time, or personal leave, which will almost always pay their full salary. By contrast, workers' compensation pays 2/3 of your normal salary. I suggest you consult with an attorney specializing in workers' compensation to discuss this issue.

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  4. Worker's Compensation for Independant Contractors

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Nathan Edward Woody
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    4. Vernon L. Chambless
    5. Thomas L. Holder
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    As with many legal questions, the answer is "it depends." If it is just you working as an independent contractor for someone else and you have no employees or people working for you or your company, then you are not required to have workers' compensation insurance. To tell you for sure, I need more information.

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  5. Should I seek Legal Representation my Worker's Compensation reps wants to settle

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    4. Thomas Andrew Miller
    5. Brady Martin Larrison
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    I suggest you at least consult an attorney to make sure the amount of settlement is fair. I would not take on the case unless I thought I could add value to the settlement.

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  6. Got a rating from a fce test ue inpairment 10% whole person 6% got a check from wc call to see what it

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bryan Camacho Ramos
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    4. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    5. Thomas L. Holder
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    I am not exactly sure what you are asking, but you are entitled to get the rating that benefits you the most, i.e. the most money. You are not entitled to multiple ratings unless there are multiple body parts injured.

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  7. Workers Comp. I was injured@work and substained a complete tear of my acl, chondromalacia of both medial and lateral compartment

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey S. Snell
    2. Michael Henry Friedman
    3. Christopher Jason Perkins
    4. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    5. Matthew Campbell Jordan
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    The waiting period for income benefits is 7 days. Absent some legal reason, you should be receiving income benefits. Have they told you why you are not?

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  8. In Georgia can I ask for a second opinion under Workers Compensation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jaret Adam Spevak
    2. Douglas Francis Kaleita
    3. Matthew Campbell Jordan
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    You have the right to a one-time change in physician, but I caution you that it must be used thoughtfully and strategically because you only get one change without intervention by the State Board. You will have to choose the doctor from the employer's Panel of Physicians (if there is one). If there is no Panel of Physicians, you should be able to choose the physician you want. You will not be entitled to a second opinion with a doctor of your choice unless and until you receive income...

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  9. Georgia worker's comp... Forced to return to work but still in pain?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jaret Adam Spevak
    2. William Gregory Pope
    3. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    4. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    5. Laura Maria Lanzisera
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    Consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. You have rights. Do not try to go it alone.

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  10. Can a Supervisor call you at home and tell you to come into work while your on work so they can write you up?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Brendon Shawn Rhodes
    4. Matthew Campbell Jordan
    5. John M Connell
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    This issue can be very complicated and is a common issue for my clients. A consultation with a lawyer would be best.

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