I had a cervical injury back in January 21,2019 working for FedEx and needed to go to a doctor to ensure no long term injury had occurred. The doctor honestly didn't care much if at all, gave me an Xray and put me on light duty and basically offered no treatment except physical therapy. So I went and FedEx HR and to their secretary and fedex Chesapeake told me, I had nothing to worry about and they (the company) would pay for it all and to just work with sedgwick and thats all they could really do for me there. (they said exactly that)So I said fine, I'll go about it in that manner. Well now after being fired from the company due to unrelated reasons. (I was threatened with assault from a coworker)I submitted all the paper work to the state of Virginia to Richmond as asked.
- They requested financial records, I complied.
- All related Medical records were sent to the state, i'm assuming this means that they're handing them to the courts. (attempted to comply)
A long time passed. Now for some reason a year later in May 2020 I'm notified that I have to go to court and there is a hearing for Virginia Workers Compensation which they are not clarifying what is supposed to happen or what I'm supposed to do.Sedwick marked the issue as closed and the lawyer retained by sedgwick and FedEx has a history of already trying to abuse me while taking care of things for my family in Chesapeake (he gave me a really bad attitude for no reason repeatedly while out shopping and was FORCED to give him an order to stay away). I'm certain hes not supposed to be around me, but besides the point.
The lack of information I'm receiving is giving me red flags. And I really don't feel good about this situation. Because basically I'm just getting letters and not information on what to actually do or expect.
- I've received is a pre hearing form to make claims. Their is a phone number on the paper but I'm too sketchy to call it suspecting it to be a setup where they try to start skipping town on their requirements.
- I've got a hearing date which has me going out of my way to independence blvd in Virginia Beach in August 3th 2020.And a notification that FedEx has hired a corporate law firm to defend themselves. which pretty much is telling me they might not want to be honest about this and give me a bill to pay that with a bad neck already from nerve damage which causes on going aching and migranes that I'm about to get bills I can't afford. I'm not very comfortable.
So I need whatever advice I can get. If clarification is needed, I'll do my best to do so if it is withing sane, logical reason. But what can I expect? and what else should I do before hand? Any help is extremely appreciated.
edited: Typographical error