04-20-2010, 10:34 PM
I am new to this forum and wish I would have found this a year ago!! I am in Calif. My husband was electrocuted on the job almost 2 years ago in July. It has been a very complicated case. It effected mostly his brain is why the complications. Anyway, we have an attorney that is not very helpful and does not like to meet with us 'unnecessarily' . He has been to 5 AME's already. My question is this. In Ca. you can only get Temp Ben for 104 weeks which will be in the end of July. He has his last AME in Sept. We filed for SDI so when they shut him off in July (is that what will happen?), I think SDI will kick in? Is that right? Also, SDI is half of what he makes on WC right now so we will not be able to make it financially. I don't know what they expect you to do. My husband is panicking and wondering if he should just TRY to go back to work. He could probably do 50% of what he used to do but we just don't know what to do financially. I have seen on here one guy that was 100% disabled and he asked what his payment will be and was answered "100%". 100% of what? I know this sounds like I am worried about the $ but I am! He was the bread winner and I didn't ever have to work and now we have lost all we have! Scary!! I just don't know if my husband should try to make it back in the work force or stick it out. If we go through all this and he gets labeled as partially disabled, does that effect him getting jobs? I just don't know all of what happens when it's over so if someone could let me know what to expect, I would be GREATLY appreciated!