I live in florida.
I had a neck injury while on the job. The Company paid for 2 Dr's Visits. Workers comp was filed. It's been 8 months . Through this devastation The Co. I worked for decided to put me on light duty ,which I was doing while still under medical care.
( I have a severe Cervical injury C-3 through C-7 all of these and some will be fused and some cleaned out ,this is the Workers comp DR who suggests it ) MRI show the disc actually pushing spinal cord itself!
While still under medical care and on light duty wife and I had a cruise planned from a year in advance for her mothers 65 th B- Day ,my work knew of this and the boss even stated have a nice vacation... upon returning the boss said I was fired for not officially posting my vavcation on the bulletin board ..this is a SMALL little place and I was the only one there on light duty answering phones and keep in mind the BOSS knew I was going and told me to have a nice vacation! So when he terminated me I asked him ...what happened to have a NICE trip? No answer was supplied.
So here it is today I am on total disability per the workmans comp Dr. I can not do ANY duty my cervical injuriy is BAD , however WORK Comp will not pay me ANY BENEFIT ...haven't received any money at all and WILL NOT PAY FOR SURGERY ... I have an Attorney and he says he's been trying to get my medical records for 2 months ! They can't get them ..I can't get them ..meanwhile I am broke ..not a penny in 8 months , in desperate need of surgery due to spinal cord situation and noone is doing anything! What am I ,can I do?????????????????? I am so desperate here..
Can workers comp do all this? P.S The comapny I worked for had a payroll Co that gave our checks , so kinda like they were both my employers? hope you can understand this and please give any and all feedback ASAP.
Thanks in advance.