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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: If the PPD payments are straight math then why do we hear of insurance offering more to settle and close?

The insurance person offered $1000 extra payment to close the claim. This makes us think there is more than straight math in play. We also learned that mileage to medical can be included - the insco never told us this we had to find out on our own. What else are they not telling us?

Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland answered on Oct 19, 2019

Closing the medical portion of the file should your condition worsen. Also, foreclosing be possibility of you getting income benefits should the medical condition change for the worse. You need a lawyer to review your situation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Was doing tree work for a man fell messed up 2 vertebrae in my back he said he is not liable is he or not?

It was mutual agreement between him and i on me doing the job

Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland answered on Sep 19, 2019

He may or may not be depending on a number of issues. You need to speak with a workers' compensation attorney first who will let you know if you are covered. Depending on that answer, you will need to speak with a personal injury attorney -- who may be one in the same. But either way, you... Read more »

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Q: If i am given money for a hospital bill from the company I work for, does that disqualify me from workers comp

The accident was at work and basically a 1 ton chain hoist and metal plate broke free hitting me in the head causing a catastrophic head injury. I was asked if we could just pay medical bills out of pocket, now that I’ve been out of work I need that money to stay afloat, I have migraines so bad... Read more »

Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland answered on Sep 1, 2019

You need to hire a lawyer who practices workers' compensation asap. You have sustained a serious injury and concussion/head injuries are nothing to be taken lightly. Your employer owes you medical and income benefits and obviously isn't willing to do what they are supposed to on their own.... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: I have an active case with an attorney, but I haven't been able to contact him, should I hire another lawyer?

I haven't been able to contact, or received contact in over three weeks

Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland answered on Jun 10, 2019

Depends. Has he/she previously ignored you? If so, I would consider letting them go. If not, i would speak with his assistant and relay your concerns.

Good luck!

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Q: My attorney withdrew from my wc claim after nearly 2 years. He also placed a lien on my case
Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland answered on Jun 4, 2019

You need to consult with another workers' compensation lawyer. He or she wll need more information to determine what can and should be done moving forward. Good luck!

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Q: Does not having prior history of injuries help my case in mediation?

Workers compensation insurance company lawyers requesting medical history. Is this a considered signal for mediation and does not having any injuries prior help in mediation?

Brad Sims McLelland
Brad Sims McLelland answered on May 6, 2019

Yes, it helps your case, though i doesn't imply anything regarding whethre they will want to mediate.

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