A W. Va. nursing home employee injured her back permanently in 1990 while trying to lift an elderly patient. She soon began collecting workers compensation benefits, including medications and use of a wheelchair.
But the new management of the Workers Compensation Fund took away her wheelchair.
Then they gave it back -- but only for 30 days.
The 59 year old woman still has problems standing and walking and says her permanent back injuries also cause circulation problems in her legs.
The new workers comp management fund is also going to take away her meds including painkillers.
It seems that people who filed disability claims prior to July 1, 2005 are covered by the old fund and claims filed after July 1, 2005 are covered by the new fund.
What happens to those old filers who still need the help?