I am new to the system and have spent time reading story's on the forum. So many issues injured workers and I have to deal with. Insurance company and their tactics, doctors that dont care about you, employers who harass you, then add 2/3 the pay plus pain, suffering, and mental stress. I am lucky that I think I will be better very soon and wont be permanently injured. But through this process I have had depression, anxiety, fear from not knowing what will happen, and even suicidal thoughts.
If I was alone in this and did not have my family and was facing what some of you have faced I would break under the stress. My fight is not over, but these forums and the injured workers on it give me hope that I can get through this mess and return to being a productive member of society. I just wanted to say thanks, to those injured workers who shared their battle, and to those lawyers, doctors and nurses who fight for us.