To start in Oct of 1999 I injured my back on the job during the Hurricane Floyd cleanup. I had a previous spinal fusion in 1996 and had relatively little problems with it until the accident at work. I Hired a workerís comp attorney in NJ who is one of the best, Long story short after 8 long years I finally went to trial the judge felt that I was totally disabled and made a deal with the other attorney to take back to AIG the Insurance company, after 6 weeks he came back and had said they accepted the financial award but had not signed off on the medical, so the Judge gives him another 6 weeks, when he comes back they request that I see a Pain management doctor because they never sent me to one before, only orthopedic and nerve doctor not to mention a shrink!
So they finally send me to a doctor but not a pain doctor but ortho doc the day before court, and my lawyer had asked for a voluntary financial payment $10.000 or so to get me through the rest of the bullshit! The other lawyer said that AIG should give me the money but I have still not gotten it, and the Judge has rescheduled the case for another 6 weeks.
Right now my wife is on disability because of skin cancer and we have used all our money we cannot even keep our utilities on this coming month, Are these delays the way it goís? Supposedly the Judge called the other attorney and told him to get the voluntary financial payment to me? The award was $125.000.00 back pay and $539 a week for the rest of my life plus the $1,186.00 a month from SSD.
Can anyone give me advice? I feel like Iím ready to hang myself!! Canít take the emotional roller costar any more!
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