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    Ive been on workmans compensation for about 13 months in Georgia. Ive been receiving weekly checks in the amount of $416.69 until a couple of weeks ago when without notice the checks dropped to $284.oo. My lawyer doesnt return phone calls and the people at workmans comp wont speak to me because I have a lawyer. Why did my checks decrease? What happened?

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    Originally posted by lollypop8381
    Ive been on workmans compensation for about 13 months in Georgia. Ive been receiving weekly checks in the amount of $416.69 until a couple of weeks ago when without notice the checks dropped to $284.oo. My lawyer doesnt return phone calls and the people at workmans comp wont speak to me because I have a lawyer. Why did my checks decrease? What happened?
    Consider firing your lawyer. Then call WC and ask why.
    In Solidarity,

    Wayne

    www.waynemarshall.org

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    • #3
      P+s

      When you are rated P+S won't the W/C payments decrease? I have been rated P+S and the rate was cut and eventually stopped with a hearing pending in Calif. Good Luck, Peanuts

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      • #4
        Another Question about benefits

        Georgia. If I go back to work somewhere, not making as much money as I was bacause of the injury I now have, does workers comp pay you the difference? What if I can never make as much money as I did before the injury... how long will workers comp make up the difference, if they do that at all? I can not live on the 284.00 from workmans comp, but I am not healed from my injury. If I go back to work somewhere I will lose my workers comp case, but I dont know what else to do. The bills dont stop coming just because W/C decreased my pay. Whats a girl to do ?
        Last edited by lollypop8381; 06-12-2005, 03:51 PM.

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          Decrease in Benefits

          it is my understanding that workers compensation will supplement the income but only for a limited period of time and not for the full amount. You should check with the state for a more definitive answer.

          If your injury has left you in a conidtion where you will have a permanent disability, then the insurer will most likely reach a settlement with you, Providing you with a lump sum settlement in exchange for the end of your claims.
          Lillian Connell

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