Toccoa, GA asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia

Q: If I take a workers comp settlement can they demand my resignation, I just want them to do a knee replacement

I obtained an attorney and workers comp adjuster referred him to an attorney for them. I need a knee replacement but was told that if I go to a hearing then will probably lose my job or if I take a settlement then they will demand my resignation. I do not want a settlement just want my knee fixed and go back to work.

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Beth Gearhart
Beth Gearhart
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Roswell , GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You have two options if the insurance company is fighting the knee replacement suggestion. You can go to a hearing and let the judge decide or you can accept a lump sum settlement, if that is offered. Typically with a lump sum settlement you will have to resign. I am not sure why you were told you might lose your job if you went to a hearing. You may need to consult another attorney if your attorney is not answering this for you.

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