Re: Injured worker now 3rd class citizen

Author Subject: Re: Injured worker now 3rd class citizen
hopefully Posted At 13:19:08 12/27/2000

Hopefully you have a attorney already retained. I know some on this board haven't had good luck with them but there are good ones out there.

Your right about the 3rd class status, things will never be the same. You will be veiwed as the enemy for along time to come, and people will look at you like you are trying to pull something, my injury is very old in the comp. system and I am still jumping through all the hoopes, but even after all this time and not being able to work, I still have people quizing me on a regular basis. Especially other employees at work, and boy can they turn words around to use you as a stepping stone.

I have finally gotten to the point when someone askes me how I am, I just say "fine thank you". And when asked specifically about my injury I heard a great one from a woman who had just had a pretty good sized stroke, she said "Thank You for asking, I'm doing the same, End of Subject". And I think that is my new answer.

I guess what I am trying to say is the rules have changed and you are now the opponent on the other team. I don't think they can fire you because of your injury, but that doesn't mean that they can't find something else!

Like I said I hope you have a attorney, at least consult one. And from one injured worker to another I wish you a quick recovery and a full one....

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