Just a quick update. I have my scheduled hearing before the WC Hearing Officer for my VR set for Monday afternoon. I am really feeling positive about it and think that when the IC gets hit, they are going to back off and give it to me (at least that is what I am hoping. )
I was recently writing up a chronological history of my injury and treatment for my attorney, when I was struck by lightening ~L~ No not literally. In the letter that my ex-employer sent to the IC in regards to my VR, he clearly stated that he was honoring every one of my restrictions. Ok....if this is true, why is it that in Feb. 04, I sustained a 2nd workers comp injury caused once more by equipment from UHaul that we rented on the property?? (for those of you that don't know, my 1st injury was sustained due to a fight I had with a UHaul trailer)
The IC basically made their decision based on the letter that my ex-employer sent them, never once sending me to a VR counselor to see if I could benefit from VR. Even though my treating Dr recommended VR. So now I can prove 2 seperate things.
1. My ex-employer blatantly perjured himself in the letter that he wrote to the IC. (and I have a copy of that letter)
2. The IC never followed the WC laws of Nevada as they never assigned me a VR counselor as required, and totally ignored the recommendation of my treating Dr.
I am hoping that the ruling will go in my favor and that the IC will see the error of their ways and not appeal. I think that if they are smart....they will give in and allow me the VR or else they are in for a long fight!!! If we have to take it to the WCB....I will bring in as many witnesses as possible to tell them what an a$$ my ex-employer was. And I know of at least 50 that saw me on a day to day basis at work and would be willing to testify on my behalf.
Will post again Monday night to let you know how things went.
Hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I had a wonderful surprise and connected with my oldest sister that I hadn't seen since 1985!! What a blessing that was. We had a wonderful visit (in person) and I am hoping that it won't be so long of a time before we see each other again