I worked for the Cable Company for three years, and on 2/14/07 I seriously injured my back. I fell off a set of steps, causing blunt force trauma to my back. I slipped a couple of disks, and had surgery on one. I filed a lawsuit against the compensation company, and ended up settling with them. The day the settlement was final, I was permanently layed off from the job. I lost my health insurance also. I was going to a pain clinic for my back, and they were prescribing me hydrocodone. Now I cant afford to go to any kind of clinic, or my wife, and kids. What can I do?
I have a lawyer working on it, but the company I worked for, doesnt seem to care. I am suffering so bad with herniated disks, and can't afford to go get help. I have applied for Government Help, but unless you are a drug addict, and just don't try. If you have worked, the Government will not help you.
I see. Your position as a contractor might also make it difficult to get any reimbursements because the company did not have you on payroll and can pick and choose contractors at will. It's their prerogative.
Have you found any local clinics? What city, state do you live in? Maybe I can lend a hand at locating a community clinic.