Q: Do I have a case- short version- I tore my meniscus while on the job. Before I thought about possibly claiming L&I,
I gave my Dr my work insurance info and just told them I tore it getting it of car. I had worked for them for 5 months before this incident. When I finally talked to them they non-chalantly encouraged me not to claim L&I, saying they would pay me 80 hrs every 2 weeks and when the medical bills start coming in bring them to owner to pay. After 6 weeks of recovery work started pressuring me to get back to work by saying, as of June 16 your sick pay is done and the last check would be at 60% of my wage. Shortly after she said Kevin if your not working your insurance will be cancelled as of July 1st 2017 ( the original tear was April 20/2017 and surgery was April 25/2017). Obviously I was afraid of losing my job, especially considering I have fines to pay and car payment and much more, includedmv So against Dr orders I started trying to exercise my knee more intensely than I had been before that. It ended up extremely swollen and infected and I am in the ER being admitted as we speak.
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