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The Long Arm of the Law (10 February 2007 - 8:59 a.m.)

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with my aunt during which she strongly recommended that I get a lawyer to represent me in my Workerís Comp claim. Prior to that, the thought of legal representation had never occurred to me. Then, when I was at the imaging center for x-rays, filling out a Workerís Comp form, I saw that there was a spot for attorney information. That reinforced the validity of my aunt's advice, and I realized that it might be a good idea to contact a lawyer.

So, I spoke to a Workerís Comp attorney yesterday, and made an appointment to see him on Wednesday. At first, I felt uncertain about the steps I was taking. But, after speaking to him, I felt empowered and protected. The bottom line is, I was injured at work, and, as a result, I am in constant pain and my activities have been greatly restricted. It canít hurt to have someone knowledgeable looking out for me.

This back problem is having ripple effects on my whole body. As Iíve mentioned before, the pain wakes me up a couple of times throughout the night. Disrupted sleep triggers Fibromyalgia flare-ups, and contributes to making the symptoms more acute. Consequently, besides the lower back pain, I am also experiencing increased levels of pain in the mid and upper back, as well as my neck and shoulders. In short, I ache all over.

If anyone reading this has had a Workerís Compensation case, Iíd be very interested in hearing about it.

Song of the Day: I Fought the law by The Clash

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