I do not feel my attorney is as passionate about this case as I would like. I am now totally disabled (filed for SSDI and was approved in a couple of months), and as a result of loss of income cashed out my 401k to live on. I am getting weekly WC checks and am also getting SSDI payments now. But there are SO many things that I am unable to do now. I am on chronic pain meds (probably for life). My attorney says we don't want to include the cost of these meds in our "presentation" (something about a larger settlement), yet these cost me almost $5k a year in total costs. I am also the sole provider and caretaker for my 11 year old child. I have bills to pay (mortgage and all the usual) that required me to cash out my retirement. I need to feel warm and fuzzy about my case; right now I do not.
Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical benefits and compensation for lost wages to employees injured on the job.