Worker's Compensation failure to help
Organized by: Albert Rosales
I would like to start by telling my story. My name is Albert. I have worked in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years. During the spring of 2011, while I was working at a popular and profitable chain restaurant in San Diego, I injured my back and since then, I have suffered a tremendous amount of back pain. Living with back pain has made my life miserable and it has been really hard to live. I have been bouncing back and forth between attorneys and doctors who do not seem to believe that my pain is killing me slowly everyday. I had two young boys at that time. My injury brought pain and suffering to my whole family. My boys were 11 and 6 at that time. Financially, I crashed to the point of being homeless. I stopped working because my employer did not find me suitable anymore. I had worked for them for 10 years. I trained many of the new crews. I worked hard and I never stole anything. I was always on time. I was a very loyal and hardworking employee. The worst part of all was not only that I stopped working, but I also stopped playing with my kids. I stopped going to their school events, being present with them just because my pain was and still is unbearable. My family structure collapsed. I got into a very deep depression because the healthcare system in the WC is an everlasting labyrinth. Liberty Mutual Insurance used everything I said against me. They sent multiple people to follow me all the time just to catch me doing something that they can use to refuse my claim. My attorneys have always seemed to manage to frighten me about how powerful this insurance is. They have suggested me to close my case and let them win my case. Not only this insurance has caused me a huge amount of emotional distress but it has had the audacity to deny my treatment (even when I had to to to the ER due to unbearable back pain) multiple times. They have denied me the very only thing that helps me a little with my pain, my pain medication (which my ex-wife pays out of packet). My bills have continued to accumulate. My savings of 20 years are all gone and I am thousands of dollars in debts with family members and friends. My ex wife has covered all my expenses and has taken care of my kids and has also paid my medical bills. My older son, recently has attempted to hurt himself because the pain of seeing me in pain hurts him deeply. I do need help from anyone out-here. If I did not have kids, I would have already killed myself because this pain is maintaining and prolonging my agony daily. But I have to keep up because I cant allow this disgrace to take the lives of my children. I cant live with pain any longer. I need someone's help. My ex-wife decided to go to Med school to help people like me. My younger son is doing so well in school because he wants to become an attorney to help people like me. I have managed to stay up and bring my older son to play music with me for some money over the weekends. I have to pretend that I am not in pain to avoid his pain. I know I need surgery but my insurance thinks I am making this up. I only want to get my back surgery so I can live without pain so my kids can be free of emotional pain as well. Please help me. All is real. I can show anyone my medical and legal records. Thank you for anything you can do.