You don't indicate if you had an atty but if you have one you should discuss what your options are. Social security is available to people who can't work but it takes a long time to get it going if you are successful. Probably the best option is to try to return to work within your restrictions
There is no doubt that you are leaving out some very critical facts. You should sit down with your WC Attorney to develop a plan. If you do not have an Attorney, that may be why you lost your case a year ago. Social Security is a possible long-shot, but is probably still a 6-9 month.
We offer general concepts, but you should give ALL your facts to a licensed Attorney in your state before you RELY upon any legal advice.
With all due respect if you have had no income and no medical care since January of last year, it would seem impossible that you have an attorney.
You really need to hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney immediately. I do not practice in Kentucky so I do not know exactly what can be done procedurally but all states Workers' Compensation acts have provisions where the injured worker, through counsel, can file a motion for emergency hearing. You need to sit down with a competent Workers' Compensation attorney and your medical records. The attorney should be able to give you all options available as well as to explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
I don't tell everyone to get an attorney but your situation can only get worse until or unless you understand what can be done for you.
To qualify for Social Security disability income you must, minimally, not have been able to work, at all, for one year. If your claim for benefits has been denied, you should speak with an attorney in your area who specializes in Social Security. Good luck.
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It seems as though you have two issues, maybe more, here, that may or may not be seperate. First, your possible on the job injury. Second, your lack of any income for an extended period of time. It's very important that you meet with an attorney, or attorneys, that can adequately adress both of these issues (i.e. work comp. and social security). Given that this has been ongoing for more than a year, you should seek consultation immediately. Many legal claim must be pursued within a specific period of time, or they may be forever lost. Good luck.
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