I have read a lot of your threads here. I have also posted to numerous sites only to be told They wont even bother to attempt to answer my questions as they dont want to second guess my lawyer. But here once again I pull my hands out of the sand hoping maybe someone can shed a little light on the problem for me. I was injured over 9 months ago on the job. I notified my supervisor who asked if i could not keep working ( you know how they make you feel ) cause the job HAD to be done that day. I said I would try. 2pm came around and I could hardly walk without pain.
Another co worker came up and told me that I needed to get to a Dr cause I wasnt moving well. I notified my super once again and told him I needed medical attention. He said well call me and let me know if i need to turn it into work comp. I called my own physician and he said he wouldnt touch me cause it was a work comp injury and they should of sent me to their dr.
In the pain I was in I managed to make it hopme only to be in the same position for 24 hours unable to move until I got help. ( friends stopped by to check after no answer on phone) I ended up going to the hospital where they gave me morphine for my injury cause breathing was difficult. I never hurt so much in my life. I went to my chiropracter and he ordered a MRI which showed I had degenerative disk disease. the injury irritated it where it wasd dormant before and that was the intense pain.
During this time I contacted my employer and told them what was going on. I didnt show up for work monday and called them sunday to let them know cause i couldnt move but only a little.
8 days passed and i finally called once again and said I needed medical treatment and they said to call their insurance. I did. They set me up an appointment and the Dr released me for work the next day with so many restrictions i couldnt do my job. I called the employer and they said basically that i needed to return to my union hall. They fired me. That is when my friends said I needed to talk to a attorny because I would need one. I listened and got one who has been doing a lot to get me the medical treatment i need. But the thing is Im not understanding is A lot of people tell me it was illegal for them to fire me and i am running into Drs that are either conservative and dont want to really treat me but give me a pill to mask pain and anopther that says surgery will fix the problem. The last Dr signed my perm disabilty to work 4 hours a day and a lot of restrictions to where I can not do the work i was doing or fall back on my nursing liscense. What are my options? do i need to file for social security? Did they terminate me illegally? My credit has fallen in the toil;ety and if it werent for my friends id be under a bridge. When I did get temp disability it was for the brief time i went to physical therapy and that was it. there are over 4 months they didnt pay anythign and when they did i was so far behind i didnt even make that up. Not to even say how much i owe my friends for supporting me. I feel like a mooch.
Im so lost and confused .. anyone else been there ?
I live in Missouri but got hurt in Kansas.
Thanks for listening