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Wife's Workman's Compensation Case
davedsel57 posted:
Hello, everyone.

I know some of you have been following our saga with my wonderful wife's workman's compensation case. She had a back injury in March 2011 when she fell backwards off a step stool. She has tried many therapies and treatments with little improvement. In early November both her pain management specialist and chiropractor documented that she is now 100% disabled and unable to work. The company's insurance company would only pay her at the temporary disability rate and called for a hearing.

The hearing was at 2:00 pm today and the judge ruled that my wife is indeed 100% disabled - temporarily at this point - and the company has to make up the pay they shorted her and going forward pay her at the 100% disabled rate.

We are very thankful for this ruling in her favor. This will be the first hoop as eventually there will be another hearing to prove she is permanently disabled. Her doctors recommend further treatment, but do not expect her to ever be able to do the kind of work she was doing (assistant manager in a retail store).

I know that companies just need to protect their assets and make sure the patient is not faking, but it is a grueling process. We will get through this and eventually know victory.

Hope you are all having a blessed and thankful Thursday.
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Debsbears responded:
Well that certainly seems like good news. May this all continue to work out for good for your wife and you. I am sure she'd rather be working but at least she is being compensated while she can't work.

Thanks for the update. Deb
KDGreg responded:
I am happy she has won her case so far. Tell her to keep the treatments up with chiroprator for sure. I have major back injury and resulted in surgery, the chiroprator is my savor on somedays. I am still fighting to get disablity. I wish you and your wife the best.

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