Posted 9/14/2017 11:39 AM (GMT -6)
Juliet4u, knowing now a more in depth description of the extent of your cervical problems, I highly doubt short of a miracle that you will ever be able to return to that type of employment. Since this is a work related situation I know how that works & it is not to the benefit of the injured worker. That was BS about pre-existing condition, there is such a thing as "aggravation to a pre-existing condition".
Here are my thoughts, go online to SSA.gov & read about applying for Social Security Disability. It can be a long process. There is something like a 80% chance of being denied right away, this is typical so do not take it personal. Then, get a lawyer immediately to handle the appeal process. They take them on a contingency basis, no money up front. SS looks at the person's age & education also, mainly to see of the person can be retrained to perform some type of work within their physical limitation. Then again, you may get the benefits.
If I am reading your post correctly, currently worker's comp is involved now? If you decide to file for SSD, be sure to keep copies of everything that is furnished to them, including a copy of all of their forms. Get a notebook to keep nothing but notes in plus your paperwork.