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Old 02-04-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
Jillians Jillians is offline
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Re: Dealing With Workers Comp..Need Advice

First of all why are you not being paid? Your attorney should be handling that. If you were injured at work you should be getting paid. Second, there is no reason for you to settle. Your settlement is based on what you were paid at your job and what your disability rating is. Don't settle. Measly amount or no, it is better to get all the care you can possibly get before you settle. Just because they want to does not mean you have to! Your attorney needs to take them to the workers comp appeals board and get you back pay by proving you are disabled. I also suggest you apply for Social Security Disability. It takes a few years to get, but it is worth the fight. They have to pay retroactively as well. Have you tried applying for State Disability at your local EDD office? Work Comp is hellish at times, I know I deal with it too. Good luck, JILL