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    I have reached the end of my case, (18 months from date of injury)I wanted to post to show that it does not always end up being a major fight or a life destroying thing. I learned many things about this process:

    1. Flies do prefer honey to vinegar. A question presented in a repsectfull and inquiring way will always get the response desired. Rudeness, arrogance, name calling, and insults will only delay or cloud the process.

    2. There is no substitute for your own research. Trust, but verify.

    3. Don't wait for your life to happen, make it happen. I went back to school while on WC.(approved by the state board of WC. On-line at a local college, due to knee issues and I am closer to getting my Masters than I ever thought I would be.)

    I am part-way through the 20 day period from State approval to check arrival.

    I have a new job that will accomodate physical restrictions from the injury. A job I had always wanted, and it pays great.

    The settlement (which by stipulation I can not disclose) is more than adequate to free me from a morgatge, car loan and other bills.

    I will always have the physical scars from the injury, but with my positive attitude, personal faith and questioning mind, I will have no mental scars or bad memories of this interesting point in my life.
    I wish you all the best.

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    Good for you, reggieandbears, and congratulations!
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      I'm very glad this worked out for the best for you. Hopefully some of the others who stop by here will see this and realize that a work injury isn't always a nightmare.

      I especially agree with your first point. Little bugs me more than an employee who comes in with a bad attitude and starts getting nasty before there is anything to get nasty about. It goes much better all around if the employee is at least polite. Coming into my office and throwing a temper tantrum before I even know your name is not going to make me want to go out of my way to deal with you.
      I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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      • #4
        The nature of this board invites only the negative instances.

        Thank you so much for coming on and telling us a positive outcome.

        I also give you personal kudos for recognizing your situation, analyzing your options and then making smart choices from those options.

        It is always easier to say no than yes. Yes, however, always brings a much more satisfying outcome.
        Not everything that makes you mad, sad or uncomfortable is legally actionable.

        I am not now nor ever was an attorney.

        Any statements I make are based purely upon my personal experiences and research which may or may not be accurate in a court of law.

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