Need Some Guidance...PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yaardgal, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. yaardgal

    yaardgal New Member

    Greeting to everyone.

    I stumbled onto this site by accident trying to ascertain some information to help my husband. If anyone can give me a direction in which to go I would be most appreciative.

    In a Nutshell...

    My husband worked for UPS (Northbrook, IL facility) for a little over 18 months. He slipped and hurt his back and ended up with a protruding disk in his lower back.

    He was placed on light duty for 4 weeks after seeing our doctor. However, the pain persisted and he was placed on light duty an additional 2 weeks. To make a long story short, he finally quit in the beginning of June because he could not handle the bending and lifting in pain anymore.

    Since that time we have been unable to collect his last paycheck. We have never had to deal with Workman's Comp issues before and are ignorant to the process. In addition they wanted him to sign "some paper" that said he was at fault for the injury.

    1) Does anyone know how we would go about getting the HR's phone number for the Northbrook facility or how might we go about getting his last paycheck since we have been getting the run around. NO immediate Sup or Manager will return our phone calls?

    We have been told by his Sup the Manager has it, but when we try to contact the Manager, no one returns our phone calls.

    2) How might we pursue his injury for Workman's comp?

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    Sounds like a good time to consult a lawyer...
     
  3. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    if the center manager has his check, i don't see why you can't just walk in and get it yourself.
     
  4. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    Illinois workers’ compensation law is a no-fault system, but i believe he only have 45 days to file it. Does he claim state disability now since he is out of work?
     
  5. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    remove the center location that he works at immediately. it's of NO benefit whatsoever to the OP.
     
  6. yaardgal

    yaardgal New Member

    We are heading in that direction it seems
     
  7. yaardgal

    yaardgal New Member

    Thank you to those of you who have responded. We appreciate any and all assistance.
     
  8. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    I worked in Illinois for a number of companies, including UPS. Illinois is most certainly not a no-fault car insurance state. I find it interesting the Illinois insurance system isn't uniform. As to state disablility...I couldn't tell you. -Rocky
     
  9. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Thus the first question. If he hurt himself on the job then he is already on workmans comp. Whats left to pursue if he quit?
     
  10. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Don't sign anything without legal representation.....
     
  11. Ms Spoken

    Ms Spoken New Member

    1st off Tie you need to know Illinois Work Comp compliances hence the fact that every state is different. Also, your quote of "determine fault we give discipline/warning letter." This is also is against OSHA rules please feel to visit the web site: www.osha.gov Here is some information I have pulled off OSHA website.

    Depending upon the circumstances of the case, "discrimination" can include:

    Firing or laying off
    Blacklisting
    Demoting
    Denying overtime or promotion
    Disciplining
    Denial of benefits
    Failure to hire or rehire
    Intimidation
    Reassignment affecting prospects for promotion
    Reducing pay or hours
     
  12. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Ah yes dear old osha. The liberal guised under the pretense of helping the injured worker. When in fact its nothing more then the liberals answer to harrass free enterprise.

    I thank you for posting your information but I don't see anything that disagrees with my last post or proves it wrong.
     
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Send me a pm with your name and number with your managers name and i will contact the steward in that center.
     
  14. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Mr V, if he quit, he surrendered his ID and won't be allowed past guard shack/sentry post unless escorted in by mgmt.

    Ms Y, sorry to hear of your spouse's injury. Have y'all tried going to the building, say an hour before the normal shift time and having the manager paged to the gate? If hubby was an hourly employee, use this:

    ARTICLE 23. SEPARATION OF EMPLOYMENT
    Upon discharge, the Employer shall pay all money due to the employee during the first (1st) payroll department working day. Upon quitting, the Employer shall pay all money due to the employee on the payday in the week following such quitting.

    This is from the Local 705 contract book, page 50. During normal daytime hours, try the employment office, I believe they overlap with the HR personnel. Hope this helps, wish I could help with issue #2, comp./disability.
     
  15. MR_Vengeance

    MR_Vengeance United Parcel Survivor

    what's no-fault car insurance state?
     
  16. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    No-fault car insurance (in those states that require it, Michigan is the only one I know of) means your ins. pays for your cars damage, other driver's ins. pays for their damage, no matter whose fault it is. RockytheRogue seems to have lobbed that in from left field:confused:1.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  17. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    LOL,

    Actually the basic of worker safety preached by osha are fine. Its when they get into the abstracts such as repetitive motion that they get dangerous. A little extremism in this area would put an enourmous burden on companys and force many of them to pursue robotics and automation to replace workers. Long term their efforts to protect workers in this area could likely lead to the elimination of that workers job.
     
  18. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    That's exactly right, Hondo. Colorado was a strictly no-fault state til a few years ago. Satellitedriver or another Texas UPS'er can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Texas is the same. I don't think my comment was from left-field. It was a comment about insurance in general and my surprise that Illinois' insurance system wasn't uniform across the spectrum. Didn't intend to hijack the thread. -Rocky
     
  19. yaardgal

    yaardgal New Member


    First I must apologize for not responding before now. We were both attending my husband's grandparent's funeral.

    I am going to respond to your questions and none were taken offensively and no reply is given as such.

    1. No!!! He is not on workman's compensation we are wanting to know how to go about filing a claim. He left the job because the pain was getting worse and no matter what medication the doctor prescribed he as not getting any better, but worse.

    We have since sought the opinion of a specialist to whom the doctor referred us only to learn that he as a herniated disc in his lower back.

    2. Although the information is second hand, I do have some knowledge as to his injury since I have to listen to the complaints that keep me up at night. YES, he was injured on the job...perfect health before this injury..only went to the doctor for annual physicals.

    3. He was told that he needed to sign the INJURY REPORT stating he was at fault and that he did not adhere to Habits Training when he was injured and that they wish to use this in future HABITS classes to instruct new employees on the danger of not following HABITS training...he refused to sign the report.

    4. Finally, no he did not forget his place of work. His parents and grandparents wer involved in a serious car accident and he went home to be with them. His parents survived, his grandparents didnt. While I would love to tell him to go down to his place of work and get his money, he is busy back home taking care of his parents.
     
  20. yaardgal

    yaardgal New Member

    He is out of town trying to help out with his parents who were hurt in an auto accident. I am here trying to do what I can and getting no where fast.