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Despite permanent brain damage after accident: Cajsa from Sundsvall had her sickness benefit withdrawn

In 2012, Cajsa Wieselquist in Sundsvall suffered a life-threatening injury when he was kicked in the head by a horse.

Bit by bit, she has fought her way back to life. Job training, part-time and today on a 75 percent job at an insurance company in Sundsvall. It has taken years to come again.

Impaired ability to work – according to the doctors

The neurosurgeon who knows her case best has judged that she has a brain injury that means a 25 percent reduced ability to work for the rest of her life. The same conclusion was drawn by the doctor hired by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

Försäkringskassan made a completely different assessment and says that she can probably work full time, if she changes jobs.

The sickness benefit was withdrawn and Cajsa was advised to go to the Swedish Public Employment Service and register.

Tougher rules – Västernorrland at the top

The rules for sickness benefits have become much tougher, but according to Assignment Review, there are large differences across the country. In terms of increasing the number of rejections between 2014 and 2019, Västernorrland is second in the country, according to UG’s figures.

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For five years, Cajsa Wiselquist has fought for her rights.

How did it go?

– It has gone very badly, she answers.

Hear her talk about her struggle in the clip.

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