I have to attend for a tribunal hearing on 28/08/2013 to see if I can have my benefit reinstated and I am not hopeful. I attended an ATOS WCA in November 2012 and I was told in December that I had failed the WCA. I put in an appeal immediately and I have been sending sick notes in since the end of December 2012. After reading some horror stories, I am absolutely dreading the tribunal hearing. At the WCA, the assessor told that many lies and she even spent time admiring the earrings I was wearing at the time.
Since attending the WCA, my arthritis has worsened and I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my right thumb which goes down into my wrist. I also have sero-negative arthritis which I affects the hips, knees and ankles. This is getting progressively worse. Also, I had my right ankle removed in 1994 and had my foot fused to my ankle. In March 1995, it was discovered that the fusion had come undone and I could have lost my right foot. I had an emergency operation in May 1995 to have bone taken from my pelvis and put into my ankle. At the WCA, the assessor, a so-called nurse, said that there was limited movement in that ankle. She didn't even examine it properly or she would have realised that there's no movement in that joint at all.
Can anyone please give me some advice as to what will happen at the tribunal?