Nagging Injury

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChefMickey, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. ChefMickey

    ChefMickey New Member

    Is there a statute for an on the job injury. I have this nagging injury that I think is a result of a fall at work. I'm not sure if it was a misdiagnosis(although he didn't take x-rays) or just not detectable at the time of the original injury. Does UPS own this injury for good or is there a statute?
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    You might want to consult a good workers comp attorney about this.
    In my state I think it is 2 years.
    I'm assuming you reported it when it happened and have paperwork to prove it.
     
  3. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, there is a record of your fall from when it happened. You might try telling your sup that the back is still bothering you and you need to be seen by a doctor. Working with an injury, or pain can lead to more injury.

    You really have to push sometimes to be heard when it comes to comp cases. Some doctors, but not all, treat comp cases as if the person just doesn't want to work. Be real, be honest, try the treatment they offer with an open mind. If you still have trouble don't be afraid to let them know.

    Although the union tries to stay out of comp issues they should be able to offer some information or tips to help you through this ordeal. Many in here have also been though it and would try to help with specific questions but remember, comp laws differ from state to state so it's hard to be precise. Best of luck to you! dw
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Doctors LOVE work comp. Easy money for them because they can drag it on as long as they want. They also like to pass you along to their "speciaist" buddies. Most of them are quacks nowdays. If you find a good one keep him or her a secret.