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I am in pain right now, there is a bump on my wrist and my husband thinks it is a swollen ligament. okay here is where it gets sticky, I just starting about a month ago with this place of work we label vials and poor off fluid and stuff and with that repedative motion i believe it is causing the problem with my wrist, however they only go through a staffing company (which by the way lied to me they told me that i would only be doing data entry not touching the specimans at all, (i have asked others and they have said the staffing company has told them the same) now i told them i didn't like that i was doing more work and being paid for typing when i wasn't (i had to take a typing test and my pay was based on that!!!)) and we are in the transition to another insurance that will start in about 2 months, now i was wondering if should wait to find out the status of the hand till later so that it wouldn't be considered a pre existing medical condition and then i was also wondering if i should get the staffing company to pay for everything and pay for lack of work? or wait to be "bought out" by the diagnostic company and then see the doctor, to make sure they pay and that i have a steady job?




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Wow, very sticky.
Well, I think the doctor thing with your injury is mixed in with the misrepresentation you incurred by thinking you were going to be typing and here you are labeling. Okay. I think for certain to get the most out of your pain plus proper medical care and medical bills being paid and plus back payment for the amount you should have been getting for this job, talk to an employment law attorney at attorneypages.com. Some of them offer free consultations.

Also, if you feel you cannot afford such an attorney go to your local yellow pages and look under legal services in the community guide. Lots of Employment labor law organizations and related ones are there, funded by the government that offer low or no cost help.


Have you reported the swollen wrist?
After an accident in June of last year, a knot grew up at the base of my left wrist, I was given anti-inflam's and sent back out, in August, it was cut out. A 'ganglian cyst had developed, and normally it is considered a product of degeneration- i.e. not work related, but since it was due to trauma, it was removed under Work.Comp.
Now- if you wait to report, it may be determined to be degenerative, and you MAY be denied W/C.
Regardless of your employers insurance changing, if that is what you were saying, a W/C file will be transferred to new Insurance. If you are speaking of personal insurance coverage, and indicate a job injury, as you should, they may most likely refer you to W/C anyway.
Don't wait too long, if Carpal Tunnel, or any other wrist complications have developed, you'll just extend the pain, and
the damage. Your employer can help, they are not the enemy-yet. I can write from personal experience only, W/C is as difficult as child support laws to understand sometimes. - Good Luck to you- get a brace on that wrist!- KD

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