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Whatever you do don't quit.

Keep doing what you're doing, document, document, and document some more. Every little detail will be helpful in your WC case.

And yeah, Lawyer up. There's not much else to do until you do that. Once you are represented then things will start moving faster and in the right direction.

I've done a couple dozen workers comp claims in my time and you have what appears to be a clear case. Good luck!

Oh yeah, one last thing. If they offer you a settlement in the workers comp case, don't take the first 3 offers, no matter what. My WC lawyer told me that they set aside what they can afford to pay, and then offer about 20% of it to start. In the case I was dealing with, they had set aside $85k and the employee settled for $25k.

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Can the health dept not do anything?

If I were you...If I was about to talk to someone who was about to drop their animal off for surgery..I'd point them to the nearest exit and tell them to fuging run.

If you want to see your pet alive again...walk away...and walk quickly

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Even if you are broke you need to contact an attorney, and stat.

Start writing everything you see down.

Also write down everyday what is going on with your hand, how it feels, what you can't do, that you have been denied help in getting to see a doctor, etc. You are talking about a big deal here.

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i called the health dept they told me to call environmental health. I called them and had to leave a msg.

the problems with this place are horrible and not just with the building. the people are tainted too.

my life was pretty close to perfect before i got this ***** of a job.

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i called the health dept they told me to call environmental health. I called them and had to leave a msg.

the problems with this place are horrible and not just with the building. the people are tainted too.

my life was pretty close to perfect before i got this ***** of a job.

DON'T rely solely on the labor board/workers comp commission to tell you what you need to know about your claim. Get a lawyer ASAP who can help you through the WC thing. The WC insurance company for the employer will try to stick it to you and get off with paying as little as possible. You may have a permanent or at least long-term disability that may hinder your ability to work in your chosen field, or in any field. Do NOT take that for granted.

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Make sure you gave the vet a letter stating what happened and when and kept a copy for yourself. You have 30 days from the date of the accident to file it.

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I've filled out the form 18 and given a verbal and written statement. I'm supposed to get a copy of my xrays and a copy of the restrictions and limitations from the the doctor.

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So sorry for this, but I flew through reading these posts in my anger about that cat in the cage, so I'm not sure if this was mentioned before. ASPCA would like to see that cat picture you posted, and I don't know the NC animal control laws, but there's enough there (just with the cat) for criminal charges in some states.

Also, about the smell; I know it's hard to quantify smells, but I've never been in an "animal place" (Shelter, kennel, etc...) where my first thought wasn't "Ugh, this place stinks." I'm not defending what they've got going on in there, just pointing out my experience.

I hope this all works out for you first, and for all the animals they are responsible of caring for in a close second. Please do realize that not all places that care for animals are like this, and down the road, if you enjoy the work, hopefully you can find a better one.

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missing something...why can't you quit? because of the injury and pending medical bills/compensation?

that place needs a bad fire...and soon

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call OSHA anonymously- you're protected by whistleblower laws if you do give your name. But OSHA will show up with a phone call. Especially if you tell them, "Someone here was attacked by a dog and Workers Comp paperwork was weeks behind..." or something to that effect.

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I'm on the Board of Directors for our local SPCA chapter and have a vested interest in kennel construction and maintenance, among other things. I'm in VA, but very close to the NC border if you're in fact in NC. I might could make a few calls and find out what can be done, who is actually the governing body over the place.

If you PM me I'll give you my personal email- if you would consider emailing me the pics you used in this thread, I'll start making some calls.

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ya get a lawyer asap. worry about yourself then take it to them and figure out a way to take care of the animals.

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