Under OCGA 34-9-221(f), every calendar day is counted. So weekends are included. However, 34-9-221 is not the only statute that determines payment deadlines in workers' compensation, or whether any payment is due at all. If you are hurt badly enough to be out of work for more than 2 weeks,...Read more »
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in such settings, the workers' comp carrier should pick up any costs of medical expenses or lost wages. If there was something that gave the worker cause for a third-party claim, that could...Read more »
My claim was approved in Oct, I have since recovered and am back at work. Bills continue to come in despite the notification I gave them a month ago, they have still not paid the med bills. It is now in collection agency hands. My claim was approved and they have not done what they said they would... Read more »
If you have an accepted claim, your adjuster should be able to confirm payment. If that isn’t working, you can submit the bills to be paid but the format of the bills must be correct and the medical records should be attached. Retaining a Worker’s Compensation law firm can also help with issues...Read more »
In Georgia, malice murder carries life in custody and can be either with or without parole. If you are sentenced to life with parole, you must serve 30 years in custody before you can be considered for parole. If you are sentenced to life without parole, you will never be considered for parole.
We would need more info to determine if you are entitled to workers comp, including payment of medical bills. But yes, in general, the incident you described would fall under workers comp. To get your claim started, talk to your boss. To get all your options and all the compensation the law allows...Read more »
I'm sorry for your husband's injuries. Your question remains open for three weeks; do not lose further time. Your husband should seriously consider contacting a workers' comp attorney to outline what he must do to preserve his rights in a WC claim in a timely manner. Most...Read more »
Yes. Although taking that action may lower your chances of getting a settlement agreement. A mediation is just a negotiation. Consult and experience Worker’s Compensation attorney to come up with the best strategy for your settlement negotiation.
Claim was denied in January but employer didn't say anything nor did the insurance. I was moved to a different building where I have incurred several other injuries due to original injury. In April, I was told the company was taking me off of workers comp and putting me on unpaid FMLA. I took... Read more »
You're represented, so you should sort this out with your attorney. If calls and emails aren't working, show up and talk to him/her to come up with a plan of action. I'm assuming you're working with someone who does a lot of mass advertising, so you may be one of thousands of...Read more »
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?
There’s a lot they aren’t telling you. The settlement value of a workers comp case depends on many factors. Your best bet to figure out the best option for you is to consult with a workers comp attorney.
I own a small owner operated carpet cleaning service in Kingston Ga. I do a great deal of work for property management companies. A few of the companies are asking for a workers comp policy from me. Since I am the only employee and the workers comp will not cover me, can I have an attorney draw up... Read more »
You could try that. I would if it mattered. Whether those companies -- and more likely their insurance companies and risk managers who are driving this request -- would accept that is another matter. It may be not so much a question of law as a question of their risk management practices....Read more »
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 »
No, you are not disqualified from getting workers comp for the reason you stated alone. In order to best understand your rights and responsibilities, and get guidance through the process, hire an experienced workers comp attorney to evaluate and help you with your case. Don’t try to handle this...Read more »
Do you have a lawyer representing you? That's the way to give yourself the best chance of success at a mediation and to ensure you get the best value for your settlement. To answer your question, not having a history of injury to the body part you injured at work is definitely better than the...Read more »
My husband has been diagnosed permanently mentally and physically disabled. Now the wc attorney and insurers want to have him reevaluated by doctors hundreds of miles away. They have threatened to stop benefits if he doesn’t go to these appointments. This is a South Carolina case.
Yes - benefits can be suspended for all sorts of reasons that don’t make a lot of sense if you aren’t an expert in this area. WC won’t stop trying to save money on your husband’s case. Best to consult with an experienced lawyer so you can know what your rights and responsibilities actually are.
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