AS the other attorneys have mentioned, I would recommend that you have a conversation about your concerns with your lawyer. Has a Medicare Set Aside Trust (MSA) been prepared? You will need this because you have applied for SSDI. Also, are your pain meds covered by WC? It sounds as though you are paying for them out of pocket and it is unclear why they are not covered by WC. Hopefully, you will be awarded SSDI and Medicare will eventually provide medical coverage for your meds. I am sorry...
There are many attorneys who now represent injured workers that used to work for either insurance companies or law firms that represent insurance companies. I think the better procedure would have been to reveal this information at the beginning of the representation. You can always change attorneys if you are dissatisfied with your lawyers representation.
If a claim has been fired, the State Board already knows that you have no insurance. I would recommend calling the State Board to figure out the status of your case. Also, your case is not over just because the attorney withdrew. Another attorney could pick up the case.
Unfortunately, if you cannot get money from your employer to pay the bill, you are ultimately going to be responsible for the bill. The hospital will say that you received the services. Make sure to include the bill when seeking damages from your employer. This is one of many big problems that arise when employers do not have workers' compensation insurance.
You can definitely move. The only concern will be that it is often difficult to find an out of state doctor who is willing to be paid under the Georgia WC fee schedule. I would suggest talking to your attorney regarding out of state medical options.
You are eligible for 400 weeks of benefits unlrss you have been on light duty for one year and the insurance company filed proper paperwork. In that case, you could get benefits for 350 weeks. More information would need to be known before your car could be evaluated. For instance, We do not know how much you get for weekly benefits or your disabilIty rating. You should get an attorney to help you evaluate your case properly.
I am not quite sure that I understand your question. There are medical and indemnity benefits available to an injured worker during the case. I gather that your employer has not decided if it is going to accept the case. I would not recommend presettlement funding if at all possible.
Your employer will do what it can to spend as little money on your case as legally allowed. I am sorry that you are having so many problems.
Very often, STD policies will take a credit for the amount someone gets while on WC. That sounds like what happened the last time you were injured.
However, there are STD policies that will not pay at all if the injury occurred on the job. You need to get a copy of your STD policy and see how the policy is affected by your receiving WC benefits.
Unfortunately, you cannot sue for sue for wrongful termination, breach of contract or pain and suffering. There is no right of retaliation law suits available in Georgia. I cannot imagine a breach of contract case being upheld in this situation. Finally, pain and suffering is not an element of damages in workers' compensation cases. I am sorry that you are having such a hard time.