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Laura Maria Lanzisera

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. How soon can I get a worker's compensation hearing scheduled?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    4. Thomas Andrew Miller
    5. Michael David Birchmore
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    If you request a hearing now it would probably be set for April, but the first setting almost always get postponed. I would suggest you consult an attorney. If you are entitled to a second opinion and/or change in doctor, you can probably obtain that without a hearing.

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  2. Wokers comp case., injured 1-14-15 been off work since, Sedgwick denies surgery but I've been receiving weekly checks!

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    2. Nathan Edward Woody
    3. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    4. Charles C. Hamilton
    5. Frederick James Conklin Jr.
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    No your weekly benefits should not stop. They may be setting you up for another opinion. I would suggest you talk to an attorney. You are entitled to your own second opinion as well.

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  3. IME???

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    2. Thomas L. Holder
    3. Charles C. Hamilton
    4. Michael Richard Moebes
    5. Stephen E. Garner
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    Typically, the insurer schedules an IME to get another opinion regarding surgery or continuing disability. You may be entitled to your own second opinion. I would recommend consulting an attorney.

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  4. Can I change My decision after signing Workers Comp Mediation papers but didn't sign Settlement Papers. Due to lawyer changing

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    2. Jaret Adam Spevak
    3. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    4. David J McAuliff
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    Yes your settlement is not final until the Board approves the settlement. You can fire your lawyer but he/she will have a lien for 25 percent of settlement offer.

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  5. If I lose case due to employer not having workers comp coverage can I file civil suit

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Thomas L. Holder
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. John M Connell
    4. John Nat Edmonson
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    You will still need to file it as a workers' compensation claim against uninsured employer. If your attorney cannot resolve issues or settle, you will need to obtain an award from State Board of Workers' Compensation and then convert into a judgment.

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  6. I was fired from my job ,i am on workman comp for the state of ga can the state pay for me retraining

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    2. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Michael Henry Friedman
    5. John Edwin Morrison
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    Unfortunately, unless your case is deemed catastrophic your employer does not have to pay for vocational rehab.

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  7. 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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    You need to report your work injury to the workers' compensation carrier. The workers' compensation carrier should be paying for your medical treatment. If you can save your sick time, I would do that and use WC to pay weekly benefits (provided you are entitled to them).

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  8. What to do when workman comp Doctor discharge you and you still hurting?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    2. Christopher Jason Perkins
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. J. Michael Bass
    5. John Nat Edmonson
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    You are entitled to a change of doctor; consult a workers ' compensation attorney to help you select the best doctor available.

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  9. Why is there a nurse assigned to my worker's compensation claim?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Harold W. Whiteman Jr.
    2. Andre' Carl Ramsay
    3. Thomas L. Holder
    4. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    5. Christopher Jason Perkins
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    I would need more information but if your adjuster has assigned a nurse case manager, you can almost always get her off your case. She is not there to help you as you may be led to believe; she works for the insurance company and will talk to the doctor to get you off workers compensation sooner than later.

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  10. When am I supposed to collect my worker's compensation benefits if I am on work restrictions?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth Ann Gearhart
    2. Laura Maria Lanzisera
    3. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4. Robert G. Rothstein
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If you are earning less money working light duty, you should be receiving temporary partial disability benefits - 2/3 of the difference between your pre-injury and post-injury wage. [removed]

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