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Injury was covered by w/c in 2009, was walking down stairs and knee gave out, reinjured old injury. W/c denied claim said just walking down stairs not work related. I was on clock and walking to dining area from kitchen to take care of my customers. I am a server. I am looking to buy a house and I am afraid I will lose my job if I get an attorney and fight w/c. If I lose my job, I will not qualify for home loan. This is not fair to be stuck inside an unjust system. Which is the lesser of two evils? Receive no pay and pay for all my Dr. Apps, therapy, meds etc. and hope they keep me and hope my knee gets better. Or fight and most likely lose my job, even though the law is against termination of employment for disability, but they will just find another way or put it in the settlementTo better clarify, the original injury happened in 09 and was covered by w/c. The knee gave out walking down stairs at work 2 weeks ago and w/c denied this claim saying it was not work related this time. It is also a different w/c company as my corporation has new owners as of a few months ago.
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