Concussion from Getting Hit in the Head at Work...
by Cory (Edgewater, NJ, USA)
I was working in a store when a three foot long metallic object fell off the wall onto the back of my head and neck, knocking me unconscious and causing a severe concussion. About a month later a vase fell off a shelf and smashed into the front of my face, causing another concussion.
I was given CAT scans and told that because nothing was showing up on them I wasn't really having severe headaches or experiencing any pain. I was at a loss for what to do because I was dealing with workmans compensation so I hired a lawyer.
I am now being told that I will only receive very little money back because I was working part time when it happened. I am still in pain and have headaches, dizziness, lack of sleep and poor appetite. I am going to court on Monday. My lawyer informed me of all these things yesterday.
What can I do? How long is the statute of limitations for an injury in the workplace?
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Cory (Edgewater, NJ, USA):
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