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Treated like dirt.

I was wondering if someone out there has any advice for me. Please be constructive as well as kind. I truly don't deserve hate.
I have had a worker's comp case open many years with my last job. Damage is permanent. But through 27 years, I showed up to work and did my job. Through the pain and suffering, I showed up. Well, one day I was walking a long distance within my job, the pain was so surreal that I started to cry. I had to hide In a bathroom and cry. I started taking my opioid medicine while working just to make it through the day. Something I never ever did. This reduced the pain but made functioning difficult. I finally couldn't take it any longer and I went to my doctor. He refused to return me to the position I was hired for. At the jobs request, their doctor agreed. I was medically terminated. No unemployment because I was too sick to work. No SSD, because I wasn't sick enough. During the time I was out of work, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Well the doctor I went to for the injuries due to the accident told worker's comp that I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. So they inturned refused to pay me any farther. They said it was the accident that caused my pain, and no what I originally went out for. So no workers comp funds or insurance. This has went on for 2 years. I have drained my savings. I am losing.y home. Everything. All three agencies are blaming the other one. But my family and I sit and suffer. Today, my medications was refused by workers comp and medicaid. So now more pain along with everything else. 27 straight long hard years I paid into a system that screwd me and my family. I was told by my lawyers that failed me, that I would have to take my case to the appellate courts. Something in which they don't do. I was told that it's extremely expensive and I would need the money upfront. Now where am I supposed to get that from? I need help. Someone out there please help the wrongs that my family and I have suffered. Point me in the right direction. It is so dreadfully wrong. I am now sick to say that I'm from NY. I know I am not the only one who has lost hope in this system. Any information towards a resolution, would be appreciated. Thank you.

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A fellow Jobcaser

SSI usually isn't approved on the first try. It takes a couple times. I don't know what your finances are like but you might consider a lawyer that specializes in disability. As I recall they usually don't ask for money up front. They get their fee after you get a settlement. In preparation to go back to work if and when you can, your state government offers vocational rehab to help you find a job suitable for you.

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You need a new lawyer. I went through a similar ordeal where i was hurt and then i was rearended. Your attorney makes all the difference.

William Agnew

Velda,
You can apply for social security disability and you should easily qualify. Maybe they will expedite. Good luck.

Robert Wortmann

I know what pain is. My pain got to be so bad when I sat, when I stood, and when I lay down that I prayed to God to resolve it or to kill me. Fortunately, for me because I had been fired from the position that helped to cause my pain, my wife's insurance covered my operation. I also got a lawyer who specializes in Social Security Disability. If you reply I can get you his info.