I work for a company in nashville who contracted me to a company in memphis. This past december I injured my neck picking up a laptop/toolbag. I initialy thought I had pulled a muscle and went to my normal doctor I informed him that I had injured my self on the job but he went ahead and billed my regular insurance carrier. I have since established the workers comp claim. I was sent for an MRI the mri revealed bone spures in at c3 c5 and c7 with the largest one at c7 apparently sitting on the nerve causes me severe pain anterior and posterior as well as left side weekness and numbness as well as pain under left shoulder blade. I went to a nuerosurgeon and he sent me to a pain clinic. I received two nerveblocks with out any relief. I was put on lite duty at the company in memphis but have had to take off repeatedly due to doctors visits, nerve block procedures and just plain being in to much pain to work. I have been on various pain killers the whole time as well
Now the company in memphis I was contracted to has laid me off. What am I to due now? the company I actualy work for in nashville only pays me for the hours I work for the company in memphis. the Pain clinic I have been going to has told me I need surgery. What am I supposed to due I AM BEING LAID OFF, I CANT PERFORM THE TYPE WORK I AM TRAINED TO DUE AT LEAST UNTIL SURGERY AND NOT SURE THEN. I AM NOW TRYING TO FIND A GOOD LAWYER IN MEMPHIS TO REPRESENT ME BUT I AM GOING BROKE IN THE MEANTIME. Has any one run into this type scenario before I can use all the advise I can get PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!