Learning about some of the bad experiences others have had (or heard about) with Workerís Comp cases scared me silly. It all sounds so terribly complicated. I don't know if I'm emotionally prepared for the battle I apparently am up against. On the other hand, thatís all the more reason why I should have legal representation.
I'm not looking for an enormous monetary settlement (although I wouldn't turn one away!). I just want to make sure my rights are protected, and my medical care will be covered. Because I have had problems with my back in the past, I know that the pain could grow worse over time, which is exactly what happened to me a few years ago. I sincerely hope I wonít have to go through that horrible surgery again, but I have to be realistic and accept that surgery at some point in the future is a possibility. Thatís why I believe it is important to establish a case now.
By the way, Iíve already informed my attorney about my pre-existing condition, and he doesnít seem to think that it will be too big of an issue. The thing is, until recently, I didnít have any problems after the spine surgery that was performed 3 years ago. Clearly, the incident with the student caused me to be injured. Because of something that happened on the job, I am in pain.
Still, since hearing some of the horror stories, I have been vacillating back and forth between going ahead with the legal case, and canceling my appointment with the attorney. Fear of confrontation is a big factor. I spent the last couple of days feeling torn, and not knowing how to proceed. A phone conversation I had with this bodacious babe yesterday was just what the doctor ordered.
LA reminded me of who I am Ė an honest person. Iím not out to screw anybody. Unfortunately, there are many people who abuse the system. Because of them, the Workerís Comp process has become more difficult, even for those with legitimate claims. However, as LA pointed out, I am not one of the scammers. I have truth on my side. Thanks to LAís pep talk, I feel better equipped to see this through.
Song of the Day: Pump It Up by Elvis Costello