I was seriously injured 7/20/1998 and have had multiple surgeries on my pelvis and spine. Unfortunately, I'm left with moderate to severe chronic pain, severe migraines, moderate to severe nerve damage in lower extremeties, highly reactic scar tissue, multiple areas of lumbar and pelvic and lower extremity soft tissue damage, chronic falling that ocurs as a direct result of one or both legs'giving out' and I do not know that it is happening until I'm on the ground, bladder issues, cannot have children as a result of injury..........the list goes on. We all have terrible stories - those of us that have had more serious injuries than the 'norm' or for what may be provided for on 'the list' with percentages to calculate settlements, or for those who have just been unjustly treated by the carrier or third party administrator. At present, I am permanently disabled, receiving a weekly stipen and nothing else! Approximately 4.5 years ago they decided to become a bit more vexacious in nature and just deny anything and everything which included 2 major surgeries, any rehab, and meds, and permanent care, etc. $400,000 later out of our pockets, $200,000 outstanding that they have not paid, credit destroyed, our business destroyed, we are now just about to lose everything, I cannot even see my doctor for the flu becasue both my husband and I cannot make an appointment because WC has not paid them, the hospital, lab, x-rays, MRI, CT, etc., In essence, I have NO medical care. Unfortunately, my injuries did not appear on their 'LIST', I cannot return to work, I require medication and medical care the rest of my life, and my body may continually require surgeries due to the nature of damage done to my pelvis and spine. Currently, I require another surgery on my pelvis and here I sit, looking out the window, as usual. I could go outside or something but if something does happen, they are waiting to put it on me. However, I do suffer injuries when I fall. I cannot receive treatment for them because they do not pay anyone!! It's so much fun being humiliated all the time at the ER or when going for MRI. I'm segregated from the rest of the house - we have three levels and I cannot handle the stairs. My husband is afraid to leave me alone. My physicians have prescribed a home companion, multiple times, over the last three years. NOTHING! Of course, they've hired a physician to write evaluations to find one reason why something is not related, to cover their butts, and there I sit, again. According to the law, this physician cannot treat me or interfere with my treatment - yeah right. He barely examines me, last time he didn't and he lied, and my four doctors say I need surgery and many other things, he says it's not related to the injury (a child could see the connection), and, therefore, I receive absolutely no treatment whatsoever. Only to be ever so careful so nothing happens so I don't end up in the wrong ER with the wrong doctors treating me or cutting! Most docors don't want my case because it's too complex. I want my freedom and what's legally mine. I should not have to lose everything because of them. To me, that is well outside the parameters of workers comp. I really do not want to be the one who sets the record for the longest case. I did however, have the judge get my caseworker and her company fired from case and no others allowed to come back in. It was that bad!!! HOW CAN I FIND OUT THE LARGEST SETTLEMENT AMOUNT IN ILLINOIS? ANYONE KNOW? I'M ON A MISSION FOR ALL!!!