Georgia is a Right to Work state. Unfortunately, you can be fired for almost any reason. The bigger question is if you are now entitled to workers' compensation benefits. I would recommend that you go back to the company doctor. If you have been fired for reasons related to the on the job injury, you could be eligible for benefits. The doctor will have to determine if you could have done the job. You are in a tricky situation because you left work. I would encourage you to discuss this...
The disability rating will be worth 24 weeks of benefits. A benefit week for you is the amount that you received from workers' compensation when you were out of work. There will be other factors that will be used to determine the value of the case. Primarily, the two major factors will be anticipated future medical costs plus the projected lost wage benefits to which you would be entitled. That would depend on your ability to return to work.
There are a number of factors that must be...
There is actually no way to determine a proper value of your case based on the information you provided. For example, we do not know how much you received each week in workers' compensation benefits or anything about your permanent disability rating, which are both important factors in determining the value of a case. You attorney may not have all of the information that he needs in order to properly assess your case. I am sure you will know everything you need prior to the case being...
The State of Georgia has not settled cases in over two years except for extremely specific situations. That can change if the economic picture continues to improve but I would not count on it for now. In fact, we sent a letter to all of our clients who have cases against the State informing them of that policy a few months ago.
There is no standardized form for submitting mileage. I would just make sure it is clear so that the adjuster can understand it to pay timely. Something with three columns that includes a Date column, a Medical Provider column, and a Mileage column should be sufficient.
Your mileage must be submitted within one year form the date of the trip so get it in promptly. The insurance company has 15 days to pay.
I have a law firm in Kentucky to whom I refer my Federal WC cases. Please call me at 404-523-6100 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you the information. As these are Federal cases, they do not have to be Georgia attorneys.
Hal Whiteman is correct, it is hard to earn a fee and, I believe, the Hearing Office is in Jacksonville.