I was injured on the job on 09/19/2012. I fell approx. 14' off the back of a semitrailer full of asphalt when the rope snapped that was used to roll back the tarp over the load. I had a brief lapse of consciousness, don't remember standing up, 2 employees at the plant helped load me into the secretaries private vehicle and I was transported to the hospital approx 10 miles away. I spent 3 days in the hospital with head trauma, 7 broken ribs, a punctered lung, torn rotator cuff, and a compressed spinal c7 and t8. I still have memory loss. I have been off work for 8 months. I have been offered a new job starting in June. Should I accept this job, or continue with workmans comp, I'm concerned about forgoing a settlement.
This is a new employer, sorry should have said that!
Hi again, I so appreciate your time. The new job is a part time position with the Forest Service, they have been looking at me since last year, and I was employed with them before in 2010. Let me approach this from a different angle, do you believe I would have a lot to gain by NOT accepting employment at this time?
I found your replies to me very informative as well as enlightening. I agree with what you had to say, I just didn't want to face it. It was like looking myself in the mirror and finally having to face what I see. I know I'm not anywhere near 100% yet, and that it will take quite some time if ever if I am again. Thank-you for your honesty and for sharing with me the benefit of your knowledge. Susan
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