Beginning 12/06/2018, I, Steven G Bub, suffered a crushed right wrist at work.
I am right-handed. Since 12/14/2018 I received Worker’s Comp pay, which ended on 11/19/2019 when the doctor released me with “permeant restrictions”, and insurance stopped making workman’s comp payments.
To add insult to injury, my employer, Henniges Automotive, would not put me on the schedule because they don’t make/have positions for “permeant restriction” employees. Therefore, since, 11/25/2019, I have survived on my wife’s income alone. All and any assistance from workman’s comp and my employer have stopped.
Until I receive a workman’s comp final payoff, I am stuck in workers’ limbo.
I can’t go to work because they won’t take me. I can’t find another job while I’m waiting for a final resolution from workman’s comp, and even if I could it would be for far less than what I lost, and no one will help me in any way shape or form.
It is in the hands of the lawyers, and until I can be re-evaluated by a lawyer chosen doctor (May 26, 2020), I am lost.
I have had to stop making house payments ($2186) because I need that money to pay back other debts and school loans for my girls. My daughters have graduated but do not have full-time jobs making sufficient income and two of the four are back home living with us again because they could not make it on their own.
I need $20,000 to make my home loan back payments and to give me enough to make payments for the next seven months. According to the lawyer, this should all be settled by July. Missouri’s Workman’s Comp injury guidelines allow 175 weeks of pay at my weekly thirteen-week average ($1185), then a percentage of loss is figured in. That’s why I still need to see the doctor in May.
Since the accident, I have limited motion of my wrist; constant swelling in the hand and fingers; continuous pain and tingling; and the inability to make a fist. The best I can do with my fingers is to make a claw.
Using the above formula, even if I am found to only have a 50% loss, I would collect just over $77,000 after legal fees.
Now, I do not wish to accept charity, but I do need financial help. To that end, from my settlement, I pledge to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital any funds received through this endeavor, up to $20,000, if it is all collected.
I open myself up to whatever means necessary to verify and ensure that this pledge is kept.
My goal here is to pay back the missed house payments and to get through the next six months of house payments. Fingers crossed (I can’t do this so you need to) that with your assistance, and future donation, we all can win.
If you need additional proof, contact me at email@example.com and I will authorize my lawyer to verify my injury and legal situation. They are Eckelkamp Kuenzel, LLP, Washington, MO.
Thank you and God bless,