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.
I would schedule an appointment to see your attorney. You can always switch attorneys. The attorneys will divide the 25% fee. I would try to meet with your current attorney first. You are right to be concerned about the Statute of Limitations.
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.
I am assuming that you mean Sept. 27, 2013. Unfortunately, in Georgia you can be laid off for filing a WC claim. However, that does not mean that you cannot pursue your case. I think you need to speak to an attorney immediately in order to see if you can proceed with your case. Generally, you have one year form the date of injury to file your claim, so I believe that you can still proceed. Good luck.
You do have a workers' compensation case. You will not be eligible for lost wage benefits for the first three weeks because you did not have lost wages. You are right that they should have sent you to the doctor sooner. However, you do not have a cause of action against your company because of that. If you are out now, you will be eligible for benefits 21 days from when you first stopped working. I hope you are getting regular medical care now.
I think that you have a problem. Generally, on the job injuries need to be reported within 30 days of the injury, or 30 days from when the injured worker knew that the injury was caused by his job. In your case, I think that the injury needed to be reported within 30 days of the January date when you first became aware of the cause for the injury.
I am sorry that I do not have better news.
In my experience, finger amputation cases do not pay very much in WC. Middle fingers are worth 35 weeks of workers' compensation benefit. A week of benefits is the amount you would receive if you were out of work. That would be 2/3 of your average weekly wage up to a maximum of $500/wk. You would multiply the percentage of disability given to you by your doctor times 35 times your weekly benefit to see what the disability would generate. I do not think that you would need a lawyer because...