My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Alaska
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Sorry so many post, got a lot happening here right now...
So, I work for a union employer, I am on a hour bank system. So if I have worked 5500 hours without layoff, then for sake of example, then I have 5500 hours in the bank... Thats not what I have exact but you get the point. So my benefits related to medical coverage once I'm off work is all based on that bank. So I ran out of disability a year ago, now 1.2 years in to my time off I'm losing my health coverage completely. I'm being forced on to Cobra by the employer. So, my question is this.
I got hurt at work, that’s not disputed, I have had surgeries, and just had a Major surgery again 3 weeks ago due to the injury and neuro surgeons predict 6 more months off work.
Cobra is $1100 dollars a month. There is no way I can do that.
I have a Amputation, and have had re-constructive surgeries on my arms and both shoulders, so I have health issues, plus a prosthetic to keep serviced. Also, ongoing meds that cost around 600 a month.
So I cant afford my health care, and my insurance is ending, and I feel none of this would be happening if I were not injured at work. Therefore it's the fault of this injury that my insurance is about to cost 1100 a month.
So shouldn’t work comp pay my cobra?