Well...give WC insurance another gold star. They have beaten me down so far that I had to give in today and accept their settlement. My car was repoed, can't pay rent and getting an eviction notice. I wish now that I had never reported the injury as an on the job injury.
If I ever get another job, which looks highly unlikely in this town (turned down for over 50 jobs since 11 August 04 when released from WC) and end up injured, I will not report it as an OTJ. I will pay for the treatment myself and sue the <FONT COLOR="ff0000"></FONT> out of the employer.
I wish I knew how the people running WC sleep at night. If they only were forced to live as many IW's do....even for just 30 days, wondering how they are going to pay their bills, keep a roof over their children's heads....food on the table...if the treatment they are getting is going to help in any way.....I bet they would all run back to Washington and redo the whole dang system in a heartbeat.
I want nothing more than to just give up now and go play in traffic. I feel less than sub-human and can only imagine what those of you who have been in the system for years feel like.