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News :: Human Rights
DON'T GET INJURED AT WORK!
18 Dec 2003
Modified: 01:28:02 PM
NIGHTMARE WITH WORKMAN'S COMP!
Friday morning, 1:00 a.m., I broke my right wrist at work. (Shattered in three places. I'm right handed.)MY NIGHTMARE HAD STARTED!... I thought the hospital would fix my wrist right away. I was wrong. The E.R. doctor gave me a temporary cast. Drew some blood, for pre-op. Told me I'd have surgery by Monday. Got sent home with a broken wrist. Saturday went to the specialist. Was told surgery would be on Thursday. Got pre-op blood test(again...) and physical on Tuesday. Wednesday evening the specialist called. Told me workman's comp did not approve the operation. And the operation wouldn't be until next week! I've called workman's comp, Department of Industrial Accidents, Union lawyer, Company personnel woman and specialist office. All gave me crap advice. What this boils down to?...If you're really injured? YOU ARE SCREWED! The company wants you back to work ASAP...How can anyone get back to work ASAP?...When the injured can't get immediate attention? On top of this ordeal? Workman's comp holds back one weeks pay! On top of paying 60% of my wages. Lucky me... Moral of this story is? Go home, if injured. Say it happened outside of work. Your insurance will pay the bill...Short term disability pays more than Comp...And you'll be back to work a hell of a lot sooner! Me? Lawyer may be my best bet. This broken wrist hurts like hell!

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Re: DON'T GET INJURED AT WORK!
11 May 2004
i have been on workman comp for four years now it got to the point i didnt even have a place to live but it doesnt matter to them i have stayed school commmuted two hoiurs everyday and they want me to work also i have a back injury that doesnt let me lift more then 20pounds the school they sent me to was so hard i couldnt do it with extra help im not stupid i was custodian for the school for ears they are offering me money like 10.000 which wioll not cover my bills from being out all those years im looking for work but who woants someone with a bad back can we put a price on body parts i dont get it all i know i just wish it didnt happen at work because they do nothing for you