I am looking for real thoughts from experienced forum members.
I was injured several years ago, C/R at 80% (as I recall), new injury @ 3 years ago and rumored to be 18 to 20 something percent.
I do not care about settlements, nor do I wish to rely on disability for the measly income that it would generate. To top that I would suffer from a snapping rubberband if I did not work. Get the padded cell and long sleeves ready.
My question would be... If I reach the 100% mark,what happens to my ability to seek employment? I am going to have to trade trades again to continue to work at whatever level I can. I need to work mentally, I force myself daily to get out and work, I deal with the pain levels that I inflict upon myself, I make less than I was befor. I choose to continue to push myself, by choice. If there is some sort of reporting system in CA, via I/C's? How could someone even think about appling for new employment?
Next trade would have me off of my feet if I can pass the DOT phsycal. I will mention that injuries were knees both times, and I do remember reading a person can not exceed 100% totaldisability in a lifetime. This is a big enough obstical... I don't need anymore on top of that.
Any input is greatly appreciated.