Yesterday was the day, my deadline for returning to my job after my injury at work. Today, I am officially unemployed. The surgeon who did surgery on my shoulder twice, failed at both attempts according to two other surgeons I went to. What makes it worse is that now my shoulder is beyond repair and there is no surgical intervention to correct the problems I'm having and because I can't return to my job, I'm out. The doctor can't be sued for malpractice either, as California is a 'no fault state' when it comes to work comp.
I've checked into Social Security, but it can take 6-9 months for it to clear if it's even approved. My 401k can't be touched or I will lose over half to penalties and taxes. I can't apply for unemployment as I'm not eligible. I have asked about applying for another job somewhere, but with an open work comp case, no one will touch me. The work comp case won't be settled for a while, so I'm not looking for that anytime soon.
I've already started selling off what I can, packing the important stuff, and trying to find out where I go from here.
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