My husband is a Chef and hurt his knee at work carrying items up and down stairs because the service elevator was out for 3 days. He blew out his knee badly. About 6 months later he woke up and couldn't move...diagnosis...Rhumatoid Arthrits. His knee injury triggered the arthritis and now he works in severe pain, takes injections every other week and on a ton of medications. We recently retained an attorney to sue workmans comp. and I have NO clue how this will turn out. What these companies don't understand is these injuries are LIFE CHANGING not only to the person but to their families as well. I was seperated from my husband for 16 months due to this illness and the way it changed my husband physically and mentally...he feels worthless now.
We now realize that this illness would not have come to light if he never hurt his knee int he first place and he will need medical care for the rest of his life. If he is disabled he will earn a mear fraction of what he earns now and we can't survive on that. His injections cost $1500 a month without insurance. He wakes up swollen and in pain where he can't even dress himself and he still goes to work.
Has anyone had this happen...where they cannot function and their injury will be for a lifetime? I am not sure what the lawyer will do but we need security for the future that he will be medically taken care of.