Fell at work. The tile sits higher than the carpet where they meet up, I tripped and hit the ground hard. Landed on both knees very hard. Right knee has hurt ever since. MRI shows slightly dislocated knee cap. I have never had knee pain before. (As i have had neck, back, shoulder pain, which were exasperated by fall, but I am focusing on knee pain, as I feel i already had those other issues.)
Then the following happened; 1-2 days following fall, my left eye had black dots in it and couple flashes over the next few weeks. Then 3 weeks from the fall, while at work, I started having numerous flashes in my left eye. Went to doctor and my vitreous detached, said could be from fall, but could be age (i am 51). But, Kaiser won't put in writing what they said.
Workers comp insurance won't include in claim unless Kaiser states it's related.
Should I get an attorney?
Facts: I only work weekends, took 2 days off after incident and resumed back to work the next weekend in pain, using pain meds. Although most pain back at regular pain level for me. The knee pain is new and continues. The vitreous detachment remains as a large Weiss ring in the middle of my eye.
Yes I would recommend you consult with a workers compensation attorney. Appears you have a good faith belief your eye problems may be related to your fall, so you should include that with you case, as well as your knees and any other body part you believe was injured in the fall.
Yes, you should absolutely get a lawyer. The WC insurance doesn’t want to have to cover this new problem so they will deny, deny, deny until you do something about it. I would use the “Find a Lawyer” tab at the top of this page to find a top rated WC lawyer in Sacramento. They will probably recommend you go to a Panel Qualified Medical Examiner (PQME) in ophthalmology to get a forensic opinion.
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