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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: WC said they cut me 2 checks, but they have not called surgeon to confirm surgery. Are they stalling & is my claim

approved?

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Mar 6, 2018

1) Maybe; 2) Probably. Consult an experienced WC attorney for best results. My office offers free consultations.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I got terminated for non disclosure of a back issue, while reporting a hip/pelvic injury. Can I get workers comp?
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 26, 2018

The answer is going to be a little bit more complicated than just yes or no. If you are being confronted with these issues and terminology at this point, it’s best that you consult with a Worker’s Compensation attorney to ensure the best results

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Q: If the doctor releases me to work with no restrictions would I still be able to receive worker's comp benefit

If I was to return to work without restrictions would I still be entitled to my workers comp benefits while still being treated under that doctor

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 13, 2018

Workers comp will cut off your weekly checks if your doctor releases you to unrestricted duty work. If you get released to unrestricted duty work and you don't agree with that, your best bet is to retain a lawyer who can advise you of the best way to proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I have been with attorney for my workman comp case April 2017. accident 2016, no weekly benefits so far, why?

I have extreme injuries to my back and have had 3 procedures. I have had conflicting statements from many Dr's from the first day. I was put on light duty by one , no work from another, my employer did not accept the light duty, my condition got worse and I could not function. I had to retain an... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 13, 2018

That's a question for your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I have 2 fractures in my thoracic spine but need MRI for verification, am I entitled to one with IV SEDATION,
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T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 13, 2018

The answer is probably yes if your doctor orders it. It can be difficult to get workers comp doctors to be sympathetic when it comes to issues like this. Consult a lawyer for best results in your workers comp case. There's a lot you need to know about your rights and responsibilities under the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Fractured my wrist a month ago still waiting for WC to schedule my MRI can I sue for pain an suffering?
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 13, 2018

Technically no, not exactly. But that does not mean you cannot be fairly compensated and it certainly does not mean that Worker’s Comp. should not move quicker to take care of your injuries. Get a free consultation with an experienced Worker’s Compensation attorney as soon as possible

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I got hurt at work. It required 2 surgeries. Is there a pay bracket to go by for a settlement?
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 12, 2018

Get a free consultation with an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer so you can make sure you don’t leave any money on the table!

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: WC stopped sending checks & Job never placed back to work. Recently got IME, & diagnosed with 6 painstaking conditions.

My job has not brought me back, they have been waiting for somewhere to place me since November. Being that was 3 months ago, I have been living off of my savings and ultimately struggling to make it while living in pain. I am having a hard time finding work due to the pain. And the stress of not... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Feb 5, 2018

There are many ways WC can suspend weekly checks. The law does require that they meet certain requirements before doing so...however, in any particular situation you have to know your rights and responsibilities under the law so you will likely need to retain a lawyer to get the checks turned back... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I was in a wreck on the job I'm a courier . Didn't receive claim# till 2 weeks later to do follow up..what can I do?

Am I'm eligible for wc? It now been almost a month for them even contacting me about the accident. So I just been dealing with pain and out work no income, stressed and depress from everything.. and then I was told I be told when to return but No one being professional its seem one's trying to... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Jan 31, 2018

The answer is: "it depends". I would need a lot more info about what happened. But I can tell you one thing: if there's any question, the employer and insurance company are going to resolve the issue against you, so you should consider talking to an attorney. My office offers free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: WC Attorney wants me to sign an agreement which allows them to charge me money if they quit the case - is that normal?

I was on an initial consultation, then the Attorney said she will send me the agreement. One of the paragraphs stated this:

"In the event of any termination or withdrawal of professional services for any reason, I understand that I remain responsible for an attorney’s fee for services... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Jan 17, 2018

Most workers comp attorney fee contracts provide a process, consistent with Georgia law, for an attorney who no longer represents an injured worker to petition the SBWC for attorney fees out of the settlement. Ask the lawyer you’ve consulted with to explain the process to you and make your... Read more »

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Q: I am a FL resident, truck driver for a company based in GA. What state laws would I follow for WC?
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T. Andrew Miller answered on Jan 16, 2018

Would need more information but it could be a Georgia case, which would be better for you than a Florida case!

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can I chose my own Doctor, surgeon or physical therapist when filing a work comp claim in the state of Georgia?

I am wanting to use a PT that i have been told is not in the network.

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Jan 9, 2018

In some situations, yes. Consult an attorney to best handle your claim in all aspects. My office offers free consultations

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Virginia on
Q: My aunt was killed in a car wreck in Virginia. It was the other drivers fault.

The driver at fault also died and was in a company owned vehicle. Should I wait till their insurance offers a settlement before hiring an attorney. I'm my aunt's beneficiary. She had no children and was widowed

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Jan 5, 2018

If you want to maximize the settlement, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. The insurance company treats claims of unrepresented people differently than they do claims of people with lawyers. I’ll top of that there is a right and a wrong way to present a claim of this... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I'm not sure if my doctor is being honest

I went to a doctor appointment when I left they gave me a paper that said out of work continue therapy 4 weeks. Then workers compensation called me saying the doctor sent them a document saying I can return to work on lite duty. After asking if they could provide transportation since I don't own a... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Dec 15, 2017

It's best to consult with an experienced workers comp lawyer about this situation, so you can know your rights and responsibilities. My office offers free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Q: I was hit by a car and the other driver was 100% at fault but I didn't have insurance are they still liable?
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Dec 12, 2017

Yes, you not having insurance should not affect who was at fault for the crash.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I recently had a slip and fall at work. I have been hurting since and asked the G.M. to not schedule me doubles.

I did not file a workman's comp claim, although I did report it immediately to the manager on duty, and the G.M. was there and offered me an ice pack and ibuprofen. When I asked him to not schedule me doubles, he laughed at me. I told him I've been hurting and doubles are almost impossible for... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Dec 12, 2017

You can still file a claim. It's not too late to make this right. Yes you should go to your doctor if they won't set you up with a workers comp doctor. You may want to consult with a workers comp lawyer on this for best results. My office offers free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can I change orthopedic doctors.

Injured my dominant left hand & wrist. Ortho doc wants to send me back to work.no restrictions. However while under the Dr. Care will I still receive my workers comp benefits

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Dec 9, 2017

In most cases, yes you can. I almost always recommend a second opinion. Consult a workers comp lawyer to find out your options. My office offers free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: In Workers Compensation Law when does the injured employee receive notice of termination of benefits ?
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Dec 4, 2017

That usually means your doctor has released you to return to work, but you need to know what your options are now depending on the circumstances. Consult a workers comp lawyer. My office offers free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: When I return to work, I'm told light duty. I was told by the HR that there will be nothing I can do. What do I do ?

I am a marker for a convertible top company. I developed Impingement syndrome from all the lifting,and repetitive movement I do. I am receiving workers comp. Have seen a Orthopedic Surgeon. He was very rude and told me if I thought I couldn't do my job once he released me, hat I should consider new... Read more »

T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller answered on Nov 30, 2017

The best way to get through the workers comp process with the best outcome is to consult with an experienced workers comp attorney. There’s a lot that you need to know about what your rights and responsibilities are. My office offers free consultations.

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