I have 2 jobs one part-time and one full time. My full-time job is with IHSS a city program. During one of my shifts, I was injured. I've filled out the worker's comp paperwork multiple times and have sent it multiple times. The IHSS worker has stated she has not received it every time until recently. This has been going on since October. A week ago she finally acknowledged the paperwork only because it was sent certified mail. No one has contacted me still, I'm still in serve pain.
The last thing she told me was I can't get unemployment, and workers comp won't pay anything. No one has interviewed me or ask anything about my injuries. This injury is now affecting my second (part-time job) and I can't pay any more out of pocket for chiropractor visits. I've been diagnosed and require at least 3 months of treatment. She refuses to give me a contact number or email, I call a general line and stay on hold over an hour only to be disconnected or sent to a voicemail. I have contact my union and they won't help either.
This injury prevents me from normal duties so I cant work my full-time job and now my part-time job has cut my hours because of my injuries. Do I have any options?
Yes you do have a valid work injury case. You should seek a consultation with a workers compensation attorney ASAP to learn all your rights. Consultations are free with all workers compensation attorneys.
Sorry you are facing this. I don't know why you would want to deal with these people alone! They are not playing nice and you need someone who knows the rules and their weaknesses to fight for you. W.C. Attorneys are really inexpensive (only 15% of the settlement) and you don't pay anything out of pocket. You can call any of us for a free consultation. All the best.
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Absolutely you have options. Call one of us to set up a appointment. A work comp attorney can help get treatment, benefits (including coverage if you can’t work second job), appeal decisions, and in general fight for your rights. Many of us are in your area, and fees are low at 15% or less. Wishing you all the best!
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