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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can child support take some or all of my workers comp lawsuit settlement

My current child support says to stop lottery winnings, federal taxes and no passport

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jun 5, 2023

You should consider hiring an attorney to assist you in settling your child support case. An attorney can help you come to an agreement on how much you would pay per month. And as long as your payments are being made, the state shouldn't be trying to garnish other monies . But since you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can my employer lay me off if I've been hurt on the job and file a claim

I work for a temp agency at a carpet mill can the temp agency or the carpet mill lay me off if I felt like workers complain

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on May 10, 2023

Yes, but frankly it's a bad and risky decision by HR to fire someone who gets hurt at work, unless they have a good reason beyond the injury itself. If the Employer terminated you due to your work injuries, then their insurance company would owe you "TTD" benefits - which is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: what can I do concerning a workers compensation Claim with an indemnity in it that Social Security is simply engorging

I had a workers Compensation claim settlement, settle in 2015 with a indemnity for social security offset

That social security reversed and base my social Security claim off my entire settlement without attorney fees subtracted from it.

I been drawing SSA since 2021 And they just now doing this.

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answered on May 2, 2023

If you believe that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made an error in calculating your benefits, you have the right to appeal their decision. You can file an appeal with the SSA within 60 days of receiving notice of their decision.

To do so, you will need to provide...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate, Wrongful Death and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Would an estate exist if there wasn’t a will?

My dad was killed at his job and we won the wrongful death case(meaning my mom sister and myself) rather the total be spilt between the 3 of us. My mom sat back an estate fund after that she split it 3 ways. My dad had no bills house paid for everything in his name was paid in full and clear. So my... Read more »

Robert W. Hughes Jr.
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Robert W. Hughes Jr.
answered on Jan 2, 2023

Whenever someone does and at person owns real property, an estate must be opened in most cases. There can be a couple of exceptions. Wrongful death proceeds generally are payable to the heirs with a small sum of the money payable to the estate to cover final expenses of the deceased person. If... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate, Wrongful Death and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Would an estate exist if there wasn’t a will?

My dad was killed at his job and we won the wrongful death case(meaning my mom sister and myself) rather the total be spilt between the 3 of us. My mom sat back an estate fund after that she split it 3 ways. My dad had no bills house paid for everything in his name was paid in full and clear. So my... Read more »

Michael Richard Moebes
Michael Richard Moebes
answered on Jan 1, 2023

I’m not sure I understand the question, but if he was killed at work, workers’ comp benefits were paid as was required by law; it doesn’t sound like a case to be “won” necessarily (comp is “no fault) but just paid as the Act says to. Whether he had bills or debt isn’t relevant.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I was in a slip and fall at work and have been seen by a doctor on the company’s behalf but I still been having pain.

Do I have a case strong enough to go forward with a lawsuit?

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If you were injured while within the scope of your employment, you do not have the option of filing a lawsuit against your employer. Instead, you would need to pursue a workers' compensation claim.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I was in a slip and fall at work and have been seen by a doctor on the company’s behalf but I still been having pain.

Do I have a case strong enough to go forward with a lawsuit?

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Jul 29, 2022

If you were at work and on the clock/doing something for the benefit of your employer at the time of the injury, you are entitled to a worker's compensation claim. The injury does not have to be the employer "fault"; instead, it merely needs to occur while you are working. These... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Need help with the process of presenting documents that was never presented to workercomop board. Priving I was coerced

Lawyer best recommendation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 28, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Attorneys here can't reach out to you to offer their services or recommend other attorneys. The format here is limited to brief questions and answers. There are sites out there that function as attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I currently have a 501c and want to add a LLC to it. What do I have to do?
Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon
answered on Apr 13, 2023

It depends on what you mean by "add the LLC." In many instances, having a non-profit own a for-profit entity is a bad idea and can lead to the non-profit losing its tax exempt status. Discuss with an attorney who deals with non-profits.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I fell off step ladder at work in March of this year and broke my hip had to have surgery. Offer me 13,000 bills 120,000

My lawyer and they went to my first hearing and she had not sent over my hospital bills and doctor bills that my personal insurance had paid for to workman's comp so I need to see about what I can do about terminating or getting another lawyer that might be interested in my case thank you

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Oct 31, 2022

I'm sorry to hear that you are hurt and that your attorney is not doing a good job for you. Please give us a call at 404-800-5297, and we can discuss whether we want to work together. We look forward to hearing from you.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Can my employer legally pay vaccinated workers to quarantine and not pay unvaccinated?

They are requiring unvaccinated employees to use vacation / PTO & paying vaccinated employees without having to use their PTO / Vacation time. Keep in mind that the quarantine rules are the same regardless of vaccination status, 5 days for exposure and 10 days for a positive Covid test.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 12, 2022

Wage and hour laws only require your employer to pay you for time that you are working. Since employers are not required to offer pay for non-work hours, the above policy, while unfair, is permissible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: Misrepresentation

I got ran over by a garbage truck on December 11 2019 while working. I hired a worker’s compensation lawyer. I had to quit my job because of my living condition. I had no family members where I was living at so I moved. Workers compensation felt like I wasn’t entitled to any financial benefits... Read more »

Michael Richard Moebes
Michael Richard Moebes
answered on Nov 4, 2021

Probably not; this was a judgment call by your attorney using the facts as presented at that time. Also, comp is a "no fault" system, and the driver's being high isn't relevant (assuming the driver was a co-worker and not a 3rd party).

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: In a worker’s comp case how much say does your attorney have in deciding when you can go back to work?

My doctor has already released me to go back on light duty.

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Sep 28, 2021

Your lawyer has more influence over your return to work than you might imagine, but less than you might want. The person who has the most control over whether you return to work is your authorized treating doctor ("ATP"). However, a good local attorney has a lot of relationships with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I was injured in 2018. Tore my gastrocnemius and soleus muscle in my calf, as well as nerve and vein injury.

Was told I had permanent nerve damage. Muscle re-tore at work in 2019. Last spring (21)Was told nothing can be done. I have received no reports on medical closure, but just got a check of $19,650. The statement stated 20% for 45 weeks for partial permanent disability. This does not sound correct... Read more »

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Aug 29, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that you got hurt at work, and even more sorry that it's a permanent injury. From your description, it sounds like you have at least one accepted workers' compensation claim. Work comp claims typically involve three kinds of benefits (think of it as three buckets... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently.

I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently. I got an email today stating that my job was taking action to bring my termination request up at the next board meeting due to not returning to my job within the school system. I have... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
answered on Jun 30, 2021

You should follow your employer's instruction to call them if they have requested you do so. You should explain that your medical absence has been approved by the Director and provide your estimated return to work date. Additional information is needed to analyze whether you would have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Workers' Compensation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I am trying to get information on how to become a self-insured company for Liability lines and workers comp.

looking for info to be self insured for General Liability, workers comp, professional liability, E&O etc

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 6, 2021

You really don't want to go there but your state insurance department would be the best place. You will have to post a bond, and you will be responsible for handling all claims and paying all claims.

Note also some companies doing business with yours may want proof of insurance--and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: If I am fired for not doing the light duty work , are they still liable for the medical bill.

It’s a Workman’s Comp claim, knee injury and I injured my back outside of the job and haven’t returned to work.

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Feb 1, 2021

Most of the time, yes! There are basically two kinds of work accident claims: accepted and denied claims. If your claim was accepted, and the medical care is also accepted, then your medical bills with authorized doctors (i.e. the company's doctors) must be paid by work comp. That said, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: in 34-9-221(F), where it states they have 20 days to issue the awarded amount, do you count weekends or business days?
Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Dec 30, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Contractors were cutting a tree fir me, they went into the neighbors backyard and a limb from the tree they were removi

Ng struck their back, who is liable?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 8, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: My workmans comp adjuster was made aware of the unpaid bills and emailed copies of everything a month ago.

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 »

T. Andrew Miller
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T. Andrew Miller
answered on Feb 18, 2020

Time to hire a lawyer.

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