why is this so difficult

Author Subject: why is this so difficult
americandoll Posted At 12:59:33 07/13/2001
I am a professional driver that is 35 years old, this is the only profession I have ever had because I love my work. Unfortunetly I was injuried because of my employers neglegance and I now have a tailbone injury and also a herniated disc. My employer tells workmans comp they do not deny the injury. I have letters from two seperate doctors, a neurosurgeon, and an orthopedic doctor, the letters both state I am no longer able to work in my profession and probably never will be able to. My injury happened 18 months ago, I am on 3,200 milligrams of muscle relaxers everyday in order to help the pain, and I have just finished 12 weeks of physical therepy. I have had many other treatments also. I submitted to an IME 4 months ago. Workmans comp has paid all of my medical with no problems, but refuses to pay me any wages. So I finally got a lawyer, and now I have to submit to another IME from the same doctor. Does anyone have any advice? I've resigned myself to finding a new profession, but I need my back wages to pay for schooling. And my lawyer told me not to get another job until we settle, but that could take up to a year. In the meantime I have no money, and would prefer to be working.
Retired Re: why is this so difficult (Currently 1 replies)
Posted At 14:52:19 07/13/2001


This is the way workers compensation works, the employer for one is not under oath
& another thing they "WILL" pay your medical but you will have to prove your
(tailbone injury and also a herniated disc) happened on the "JOB" I will say this
unless you (video tape your life 24/7 on the "JOB" or, have a ton of witness your
screwed..."PERIOD" this is it
back injuries are the type of injury that by STATE LAW is considered a PTD
injury that in most states payable for a maxim 5 years most employers try to cut off
after 2 years.


P.S. PEOPLE start video taping yourself on the job.

P.S. You will have your day in COURT "HEARING".... Until then "YOU" have
brought the claim. You really do have to prove it happened on the "JOB"... NOW
lets say you are
Dismembered on the JOB no problem money every 29 days BUDDY.... retraining
would call 2 months later depending on the type of injury could be 2 years
later???? before you could retrain
DEE Re: why is this so difficult (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 14:44:25 07/25/2001

Your employer obviously dosen't have a problem with admitting it was a job related injury or they wouldn't pay med. expenses. They'd leave it up to your med. insurance coverage.
I was injured at work 6 (SIX) YEARS AGO and declaired totally/permenantly disabled. In my state they offer retraining/schooling/college what ever in takes to get you back on a job so W/C won't have to pay you FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. But, they CANNOT FORCE YOU to re-educate or force you to have surgury you don't want (or are afraid of, or fed up with because you've had enough that don't help anyway..ect,ect.)
ALSO,.... taping yourself at work seems to me like your setting things up to purposely make an injury claim. Seems like if your goin to tape anything, it would be of you doing something fun before you were injured.
Also your settlement will be retroactive from the time you were injured =LUMP SUM $$$...DO AS YOUR LAWYER SAYS OR YOU WILL CUT YOUR OWN THROAT AND GET NOTHING BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORK YOU JUST WON'T! TRY TO BE PATIENT! Find a hobby. Ask your laywer for advice on how to survive financially for a bit. (inform creditors of problem to delay payments, go to food charities or churches for assistance, temp. welfare ect.)
(I also advise you to be carefull what you say as these sites may be monitored by W/C looking for an easy out not to pay your rightfull claim)
AND BE CAREFULL WHO'S ADVISE YOU TAKE,...read MANY of the other post by people that respond to your questions, (ones that have responses), to form your opinion if their advise is questionable or not. ( you probably won't find me...it's been a couple months)
GOOD LUCK!

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