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
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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
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 Back Surgery Recovery in Workers’ Comp Work Injuries and Back Surgery in Georgia
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