I'm sorry to hear about this. It is always darkest before the dawn. Workers comp is the remedy, but you should have a local workers comp lawyer represent you which will help exponentially.
The first question is whether this is purely a workers compensation injury, or whether there might be other entities involved. You might try speaking to my partner Joel Robbins or my associate Anne Findling. They handled a case involving a prison guard who was held hostage and raped by inmates, and are quite knowledgeable,
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