About Beth GearhartBeth Gearhart is a Georgia workers' compensation attorney representing injured workers in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the entire State of Georgia. Gearhart Law Group is a work comp law firm providing counsel to Georgia workers with work injuries and located online - www.workcompgeorgia.com/georgia-work-comp-attorney
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|University of Arizona||J.D. (1998)||Law|
|University of Arizona||B.S. (1995)||Business Administration|
|Honors: Honors College cum laude|
|Gearhart Law Group - Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney|
Georgia Workers' Compensation Attorney - Beth Gearhart
Beth Gearhart is a workers' compensation attorney in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area who focuses on ...Beth Gearhart is a workers' compensation attorney in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area who focuses on representing the rights of injured workers across the state of Georgia. Beth worked for the insurance companies for over a decade, and now she brings that claims expertise to help fight for the rights of injured workers in Georgia. Hide
- Overall: 4 Answers
Q. The (Georgia)therapist that was provided by the workers compensation is improperly treating me, how can I change?
A: I'd need to know a bit more information but you are entitled to a change in treating physician off the Panel of Physicians. You get ONE change. This sounds like more of a referral doctor so more information would be needed on that.
Q. I need to know why they said they would only pay 62% of my wages. Is this right or not?
A: If you are off work due to a work injury you are entitled to weekly income benefits that are calculated by taking 2/3 (or 66%) of your average weekly wage for the 13 weeks prior to your date of accident subject to a maximum of $500 if the injury is before July 1, 2013. This is the law and it's not negotiable unfortunately.
Q. I have a worker's compensation case open in Georgia and require surgery. Can I get the surgery in NY State?
A: You will need to ask the insurance adjuster handling your claim.
Q. If I take a workers comp settlement can they demand my resignation, I just want them to do a knee replacement
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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Blog: Workers Compensation Georgia
Epidural Steroid Injections Workplace Violence and Workers’ Compensation Back Injuries at Work Document Your Work Injuries in Georgia Do I have to mediate my claim? What is a mediation anyway? Are Cervical Facet Injections Effective? Should I Get a Work Comp Lawyer in Georgia? Spinal Fusion in Work Comp Discectomy or Fusion in Work Comp
Please see my answer on @Avvo to: In Georgia, after an employer has received the PPI ... #workerscompprocedures http://rpx.me/1/2e-s— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) April 8, 2014
Judge Rules Atlanta Exotic Dancers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors | Workers Compensation Georgia http://t.co/F4Wxcenhat— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) January 4, 2014
How to Improve Temp Worker Safety http://pulse.me/s/JRm0d— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) December 27, 2013
Sometimes Surgery Isn't The Answer for a Torn Mensicus in the Knee | Workers Compensation Georgia http://t.co/gDne9obejU— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) December 26, 2013
Can I work if I’m receiving weekly income benefits? http://t.co/S4vbyzfIDf— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) December 14, 2013
Why do some injured workers get attorneys after a work-related injury? http://t.co/ZcRCiTjHLC— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) November 29, 2013
Can the insurance company hire a private investigator to follow me? http://t.co/SKIvv5rvoM— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) November 29, 2013
Please see my answer on @Avvo to: I am on worker's comp, why am I being pushed to do work harden... #workinjury http://rpx.me/1/Giar— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) November 18, 2013
My answer on @Avvo to: I injured my shoulder on the job. Do i have a case against my company. They kept me ... http://rpx.me/1/uiar— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) November 18, 2013
Case would not be compensable in Georgia since the trooper had no physical injury... http://t.co/aAToecZC4Q— Beth Gearhart (@Workcompgal) November 5, 2013