I have been a worker's comp victim for 8 weeks now and I have no idea how any of you are sane at all that go on for months and even years. My heart breaks for all of you.
I was hospitalized, now am in Physical therapy 3x week and they have found a blood clot under my retina - my humerous is broken in 5 places - no surgery yet, but bone not healing properly.
Have lawyer, who is pursuing a 3rd party claim against the person/company that left large piece of equipment at bottom of blind stairwell - I fell over it.
My company immediately accepted it as a worker's compensation claim and have told me not to worry about my job, but they are not calling me to see how I'm doing either. I'm leaving updates to them weekly.
Does workers compensation make some kind of lump sum settlement with the injured worker even if they return to work? I don't know what's happening or what is supposed to happen. I return to the eye doctor june 20th. I don't know what all these initials mean that you guys are using - what's an IME? some of them I can figure out. What else should I be doing? The depression and ruined financial life - being a prisoner in my own apartment (family all out of state) and not being able to drive is making me an anxiety ridden crying babbling idiot. I previously had a 2003 Mountaineer that was leased. It had to be turned in 2 days after my accident as I was at the end of my lease - now I can't get another car because I can't even show income! Just seeing others that are "losing it", too is some comfort, this has been by far one of the worst experiences of my life. If it wasn't for the private nurses that come for 3 hours a day I'd have very little in person contact - other than the computer and the phone. I can't even comb my hair unless they are here or take a bath because my right (dominant) arm is of course the one broken. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it. Like how do you deal with paying bills when there just isn't enough money to go around? What the heck do you do??