I've been a firefighter since 1990. I was injured at a fire in 2008. After 2 surgeries, a huge amount of therapy, multiple functional exams, at least 15 top orthopedics and work hardening I was declared disabled from the fire department in 2012. Every year an independent Dr examines me to see if I can go back to work. After 6 exams my last Dr. changed his opinion about my pain not being from the initial injury when 2 times before he said it was. This was thrown onto me just over a week ago. I just me with the firm that helped me with the initial disability pension. I have to raise the retainer of $3000 asap. I have to pay for their Dr. along with any other testing he requires. This all has to be done before mid October.
I don't own a home due to divorce so there are no assets that I have. I have been a stay at home dad since the injury. I've been collecting me disability pension but now it could be gone.
If they deny my duty disability I have to report to work immediately but the functional capacity evaluation states I can't be a firefighter. This can make the village fire me and I lose everything.
I have to fight to keep a good life for my kids!!!!!
Thank you very much