I will try to be brief. I was injured over a year it is a tramatic brain injury. I have an open workers comp claim. I a
have reached mmi and have also went in for an impairment rating The WC insurance is waiting for the % the Dr told me it would be around 9 or 10%. He said that the rating system was incredibly unfair for head injuries but thats what it was. I also had only heard rumors of settlements he was the first to confirm this, he said some lawyers could find drs that might get that rating a little higher but his have never been thrown out. I feel pretty good about him..... but i could be incredibly wrong ( i do have a tbi) lol
I spent 9 months out of work went back to work at a job just like the one i had but was let go due to not being able to preform. I do believe i have some memory things and a some slower cognigtive ability but the biggest thing is now with out medication im severly depressed (sucidial) and have severe anxiety all new i also have almost daily headaches and a pretty major personality shift.
Everything else is pretty staight forward except the person i was working for (i also had had my own business) i owed and ,000 dollars to on a bad business deal and i was paying him back with every dollar i made he got one my actual wage would of been closer to 25 to 30 but to make things simple the secretary was cutting my checks at 10.00 and hour my last check was for like 180 hours having paid him 1800 first so that would be like 360 hours not posible. anyways hes my buddy and knows he/we might need to do something but if it will make a big difference in the settlement and other stuff we need to fix it.(lol obviously i was almost paid up when i got hurt to for him to be that nice huh)
K so this late in the game do i need a lawyer. What should i look for what should i do when they send me my little agreement with the impairment thing all this stuff....
I know i should of been up on this more but to be honest i have been barely holding on to daily stuff let alone all of this. Its pretty overwheming.
Oh and im 30 married with 2 kids and now i work in a warehouse shipping dept for i think about 9 dollars an hour i am seriously unsure if i could do my old job and am almost certain i couldnt at least in my present state be self employed again.
Thanks in advance for any advice.