My husband was injured due to falling from a skylift while working at a job site. The lift was changed (rigged) beyond its natural working design by another person at the business. The two people on the lift, my husband, and one other person both fell when the wieght shifted and the thing fell. My husband fell on his butt region, and got the worlds most severe hematoma as well as many other severe problems with his back etc. He is supposed to get a check from the WC IN, and he has been to two Doc visits so far, at which all he gets is meds to :Ease" the pain. My question is this, what will my husband have to go through to get this paid for? He is a residential home builder (framer) and we have 5 small children to take care of. I am a stay at home, home schooling mom. Can he look forward to some kind of settlement or will he have to live on 2/3 of his pay for the rest of his life? He cant even move, let alone stand. He cant stand to play with his kids (which was his favorite thing to do) and sleeping for him has become a painful time.
I realize that some of my questions are too in the future to answer with certainity, however, I have gone to KYs WC site, and there is no helpful info there at all! we are not rich, and this has severly hurt us as far as electricty etc. I just hope for someone to tell me what we might be expecting during this. Getting a lawyer will not be an option, since I have no idea how I would pay them.
All help greatfully appreciated.