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    Old 03-21-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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    Workers Comp Deposition

    I have a deposition for my workers comp next month. Can anyone tell me what that is, and what happens? Has anyone here been to one with RSD? I have not been involved in court before.

     
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    Old 03-22-2007, 06:58 AM   #2
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    caja...I'm sorry I can't help you with that. But wanted to wish you well. I haven't gotten that far with my case. I am sure Skooze will be here shortly..and can help you out. Dee

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    been there done that. not fun- probably the most rattled i have been thru this whole thing . basically ,its you, your attorney and w/c's attorney and a court reporter in a room - you are being interogated . they are trying to catch you in a lie! my attorneys advice was unless you are 100 0/0 sure your answer should be i dont know , i dont remember, or you'll have to refer to my medical records. they already have the answers to all the ??? that they ask , what they are trying to find out is -if you are telling the truth. they will ask the same ??? several different ways - make sure you give the same answers. ask for breaks , mine took 3 hours. if possible only give yes or no answers. the more you offer , the longer it will take . like we need more stress.
    im sorry that you have to endure this. your attorney should prep you for this-if you dont have one - get one .
    Robbin

     
    Old 03-22-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    Robbin - that sounds absolutely awful!!! I would not like that at all and would probably cry through the whole thing.

    cajamajo - I wish you well with this, please keep us updated.

     
    Old 03-23-2007, 05:15 PM   #5
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    I have a lawyer. He told me to be there an hour early to go over everything. Being on all the meds memory is lacking. I am to the point that am ready to give up. My family relationship is suffering. I cant take this pain. Now my other leg is showing signs. I wish God would just call me home! I feel as if I am worn down to nothing.

     
    Old 04-07-2007, 01:10 PM   #6
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    New here so hope I am doing this right. I have CRPS/RSD in my left arm/shoulder/neck/head. Overuse sydrome of my right hand. Two years now and still not coping well with lifes changes and severing of my family due to me being focused primarily on moving carfully so as not to hurt myself more so I didnt do much in my household or otherwise anymore. I have a lawyer and do get a minimal monthly income from W/C and now I am going to the DIM doctor to make a final determination of my disability so they can settle with me. I am terrified because I take care of my children financially alone. My girls take care of me and the whole household. I am taking many expensive medications that I feel W/C will not want to settle with enough to cover the meds. I wont get much with SSI if I have to try for it. What I very much have to know is; What kind of settlement does W/C settle with for an injured worker with this kind of diagnosis and permanet physical pain. Help, Please; Knowing all I just said I hope that you will give me at least some ideas about how W/C deals with this and if they say"here is $5,000, sorry for your trouble"' My lawyer told me that it is possible they might do that even though I have eight or nine doctors who all agree on my diagnosis. However one of their IMD W/C doctor said I was fine and they should release me with 5% disability and send me back to work and not provide me my meds or other medical help I have been getting. I totally tripped out. My Specialist doctors told me that the W/C doctor did not have knowledge or understanding of my diagnosis and should not have been chosen to do my eval. Even so, the court will still listen to that testimony. My docs said W/C is known to do that so they can get out of paying very much for the injury. How can they do that? Thanks for listening and I hope youll respond. Alone, not me anymore, experience constant various pain, and confused. Bella29

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    Old 04-07-2007, 02:47 PM   #7
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    I'm sorry about your situation. You should definitely apply for social security, if you cannot work. You can collect both at the same time. It also qualifies you for Medicare, which would cover your medicines. When they rate you for WC, they take each affected part of the body separately. So if you have trouble thinking and remembering if it has affected your head, that would count also. Then they factor in your life expectancy and add all the parts together with their own formula and come up with a total rating.
    I assume your lawyer has all of the records from the specialists and would present them, too. Is he knowledgable about RSD? It is now a listed disability for SS so that should help.
    Sunny

     
    Old 04-08-2007, 12:49 PM   #8
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    I went to one of my doctor's yesterday for my monthly visit, and she got the deposition letter in the mail, and it's going to be on the third... so I guess that means my court date is coming up soon after that, I'm so nervous... I don't know what to expect. But I too have to deal with the two IME doctor's they sent me to that said I was fine and exaggerating my illness for financial gain (Which is quite funny, because I have not received any money in a year... yeah... real financial gain there!). Let us know how it goes, I want to hear from other people that had their IME doctor's say they were fine, and hear how their case goes .Good luck.

     
    Old 04-16-2007, 02:22 AM   #9
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    Thank you for your reply. I cannot use my computer much so I will check my answers for help weekly or more if possible. Does anyone pretend or hide their pain in front of strangers or even family as not to worry or burden them. I do and it is exhausting. I have to leave the house once or twice in one day a few times a week to drive my girls a few blocks away when weather is bad. I should not drive for pain and use of primarily one arm and I have major cognitive affects of my medications. I when I do leave and go shopping I am out for a few hours and then have to recoup for a few days. I am seeing a man and he likes to hug and it hurts me. I tell him when it is bad but I try to hide that pain too and then come home and suffer in silence. He wants me to get off the meds and doesnt understand that if I do I will not be able to deal with the extreme pain again. I used to refuse to talk to people much and did no chores at home before and cried alot. The pain was to much to hide anymore so I did not see people then. Now I even hug him and my girls sometimes and do some chores. He doesnt know what he is asking of me even though I have told him. He knows I hurt but thinks I can deal with it without help. He is not educated with CRPS/RSD. I dont see him as much now because of his lack of support. Anyone do similar things? Have issues like these? Hope for reply. Thanks again for everyones support. Bella29

     
    Old 04-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #10
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    I hope each of us come out alright with this and I will definately keep you informed with my progress. Bella29

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    Old 04-16-2007, 12:47 PM   #11
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    Cajamajo, Please search for a place to go mentally that maybe you havent tryed before. I dove into books of christian support about family, pain, life trials ect. I read each day even when I cant. It is hard to hold a book at times I can now type with one hand at times but not for long. Seek and you'll find another thead to grasp. My relationships all severed including my children and fiance. I had to stop working, he broke it off, one of my girls couldnt handle the pressure and increased responcibilities and moved with her grandma. I couldnt deal with the pain and being abandoned. But...I force myself to read self help books, went to cousiling for a year, physical therapy longer than that, supportive docs. I got put on meds to help me tolerate some of the pain better. Even though nothing takes it away and it still gets unbearable. After one year, my daughter moved back with me, my x fiance talks with me and drives me to my appointments.
    I have to do my own shopping now even though it hurts and I dont do much for a few days after that but I do it. The point is that when I used to beg to be called home several times a day each day I wasnt ready to accept the changes and it wasnt right that it would happen to me like that. My docs agree that I still have accept things and move on. But to where? How? I am doing much better than I was when I cryed so much each day in pain, anger and frusration. I still feel all that but deal with it differently. You must go though these physical, mental and life changes like a lot of us. Like me, you could loose it all but hold on because with time and faith things can come back together but stronger. Please find your strength and hold on to your faith. Bella29

     
    Old 04-16-2007, 12:51 PM   #12
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    Mcgiffin, What was your outcome with the work comp? Bella29

     
    Old 04-17-2007, 05:21 PM   #13
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    Re: Workers Comp Deposition

    We had the deposition on Friday and today the workers comp dropped the court date. They were going to try and stop my weekly checks like they have stopped my medical and meds. I think now they are willing to start back up with medical and meds. I can't afford it on my own. I hope to hear more from the lawyer soon. It sounds like they might start paying again. I just have to wait and see. All of you who are on W.C. know thre is no hurry with them. I just keep praying.

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    Old 04-17-2007, 05:36 PM   #14
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    We had the deposition on Friday and today the workers comp dropped the court date of the 19th. They were going to try and stop my weekly checks like they have stopped my medical and meds. I think now they are willing to start back up with medical and meds. I can't afford it on my own even with personal insurance the co-pays on doctors and meds are high. I hope to hear more from the lawyer soon. It sounds like they may start paying again. I just have to wait and see what is going to happen next with them. All of you who are on W.C. know thre is no hurry with them. I just keep praying.

    Gene

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    Old 04-25-2007, 09:53 PM   #15
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    Hopefully WC will reinstate your medical. Please let me know when they do. I am flying back to Denver in May for another WC doc appt. They are hoping to get a second of their docs to discredit all my docs opinions and treatments. I went to yet another of my own docs today. My doc filled out a five page ability to perform physical activities packet. It wasnt good. This doc affirmed all of the other eight/nine doc and specialists opinions documenting my need for continued medical treatments and inability to work. When I did work I used my brain and my hands in a medical environment. Now my arm/hand use is little to none and my brain is suppressed and depressed. Cloudy times topped off with confusion. Distracted by pain and meds. I will keep writing about my progress with WC. Please do the same. Bella29

     
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