WCB has wiped their hands clean of me . . . I am a single
parent of two kids
" . . . WCB have decided that I am completely fit to work .
. . my doctor has labeled my arm completely unusable, I am on narcotics on a
regular basis, getting lidocane and cortisone injections to attempt to keep the
pain at a managable level, and WCB has wiped their hands clean of me . . . I am
a single parent of two kids . . . I do hope that someone has luck with changing
this system because it seriously needs changing."
I am unsure where to
begin with the injustice of the WCB.
I have been in and out of the
system since 2001. I had surgery for carpul tunnel in 2001 and had to have 6
weeks off. I attended Millard health at that time, when I was dismissed my
physiotherapist told me that because of the chronic pain syndrome, my hand was
not going to get any better, and unfortunately that was just the way that it
was. I returned to work after 6 weeks or so.
Although I was still in
excrutiating pain, and was returning to a fulltime job of typing, my wcb worker
told me that pain is not a disabilitating factor, therefore I could not remain
I continued to work off and on at my place of employment with
bouts of time off due to the pain in my hand. In the duration of this I was
under so much immense stress I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and continued
to attempt to work. I then had experienced tennis elbow pain, in the same arm,
and had to have continuous time off for that. (I believe the tennis elbow was a
direct effect of the pain continuing to transfer from my wrist to my elbow
because I didn't get enough recouperation time from my surgery and was forced
back into fulltime work)
In 2004 it had gotten to the point that it was
so bad I had to have surgery for that. In the mean time, I lost my job over
this, because I was now a liability to the company. After my surgery it became
apparent to WCB that I could no longer work in an office type setting . . .
therefore they decided to retrain me, however, they gave me one year to
complete a course from start to finish, therefore because I had already
completed my first year of business administration on my own, that was the
obvious choice for them to put me into, to finish my business admin degree. So
I was thrust into school fulltime . . . However, once completing this in 2005,
it gave me absolutely nothing but the ability to yet again start out in an
office setting again.
So, here it is 2007 and I haven't worked since,
WCB have decided that I am completely fit to work . . . my doctor has labeled
my arm completely unusable, I am on narcotics on a regular basis, getting
lidocane and cortisone injections to attempt to keep the pain at a managable
level, and WCB has wiped their hands clean of me for almost a year and a half
I am a single parent of two kids, and I know there are people out
there abusing this system on a regular basis. I am someone who really got
abused by this wonderful system and I don't know how to go about fixing it.
Appeals are useless because you are appointed a wcb lawyer, which basically
means that you walk in there misrepresented to begin with, therefore I have
I have a file with wcb 2 feet thick from all of this
nonsense and I need someone to hear my story. I do hope that someone has luck
with changing this system because it seriously needs changing. And I give you
full permission to use my name in this complaint. Thank you so much for
listening to me.