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Q: In a worker's comp case the insurance company says that I must pay for the medical clearance for my surgery. Is this tru
G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
G. Robert Ryan, Jr. answered on Mar 24, 2014

Generally, the insurer is required to pay for reasonable and necessary treatment for the work injury, if provided by an authorized treating physician or an authorized referral. Your medical clearance may or may not be covered based on the specific circumstances of your case. I agree that it is... Read more »

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Q: My classroom is making me sick for the odor that triggers my asthma. Can I file workman's comp?
G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
G. Robert Ryan, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

Many more details would have to be known in order to know if you might have a compensable workers' compensation claim. However, in general, an aggravation of asthma may be covered by workers' compensation. There is a 2008 case from the Georgia Court of Appeals where a bus driver's asthma injury... Read more »

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Q: We hit a car that slammed on brakes in dront of us. All of my kids were not in a car seat. Can I sue the insurance compa
G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
G. Robert Ryan, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

You may have a claim against the driver of the other car. Of course, more would have to be known about the specific facts of your situation. However, the mere fact that your children were not in a car seat (although they certainly should have been) would not prevent you from making a claim... Read more »

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Q: How can i research a claim in ga. from 7 to 10 years ago?
G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
G. Robert Ryan, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

I assume that you are asking about a workers' compensation claim. The records of the State Board of Workers' Compensation are not open to the public. A party to a workers' compensation claim may request records of prior claims by filing a form WC-12 with the State Board.

Please note that...
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Q: I have a worker's compensation case open in Georgia and require surgery. Can I get the surgery in NY State?
G. Robert Ryan, Jr.
G. Robert Ryan, Jr. answered on Mar 18, 2014

It is unlikely that the State Board of Workers' Compensation would allow a change to a surgeon in New York State, however, more would have to be known about your specific circumstances. The other answer is correct in that you could have the surgery in New York if the insurance carrier agreed to... Read more »

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