Work Comp claims.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dilligaf, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this but, aren't we supposed to be paid weekly on W/C? I have a call into my steward and my BA. I called my adj Fri and like every other time I have called him, he refuses to return my call. Monday I will be calling and giving him an ultimatum. He either answers my questions post haste or he will be talking to my lawyer and the Industrial Commission.
     
  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    As I recall. annd its been yrs, I think it is paid bi weekly.
     
  3. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Tooner is correct, you are paid every two weeks. Usually the check shows on the same day every second week.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have only been on comp once. I was out for two weeks and then had two weeks of light duty--I drove while a helper delivered. I received one comp check for $880 which was paid while I was on light duty.
     
  5. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Comp is different in most areas. Here you have to be out at least two weeks to which you will receive one week of comp($803 max here) then if you are out longer than three weeks you will get back the first week.

    So it seems upstate you all get $880 per week for comp? A tad bit more than us in the south:dissapointed:
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We get $400/week. I was out for two weeks and two days, hence the $880.

    I like the word "hence".
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    That must have been a while ago I haven't heard of $400 a week for comp in a long time.
     
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Captian Brown actually got hurt on the job.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Bilateral ulnar nerve release surgery due to repetitive motion injury.

    Basically they cut open both elbows, repositioned the ulnar nerve, sewed me back up, had me rest for two weeks and then two weeks of light duty. They wanted to do one elbow at a time with the same rehab plan which would have meant two months of down time but I told them to do both at the same time.

    I can see now why people say comp doesn't pay the bills--thank goodness I have supplemental health insurance (Combined) which sent me a check for $1K.
     
  10. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Why are'nt you mangement? You seem to have an answer for everything.
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Great call on the supplemental insurance, I try and talk all the young guys into getting it and they all laugh at me. Comp can pay the bills if you are not living beyond your means(sup. helps) I have always made sure I can live off comp or disability if needed.Obviously not as well but I can pay my bills. Again something I try and teach the younglings but they don't listen and when out, there is always someone passing around a hat for contributions.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have customer service issues.
     
  13. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    You were lucky. It's hard to get comp to pay for a repetitive motion injury nowadays.
     
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    This makes no sense to me at all. :grrr:We get paid every week, why the hell would we not get paid every week on W/C? Fricking stupid.
     
  15. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I agree, but since it's tax free why worry just adjust your bill paying differently. Are you out on comp dilli?
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    ​Ya, I am.
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    The union president here would , unless your local contractual agreement differs, suggest you hire or use the power of attorney. Liberty Mutual is extremely shady. They've introduced documents for me to sign that waivered any rights to an injury being "on the job" and this WAS FROM THE "DR"

    They are directly in touch with your safety and management team and on-the-phone during your doctors visits.

    Be careful, and if you would like advice I can offer privately...in depth stuff..
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012
  18. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Sorry to hear that dilli, I hope it's not too serious and you recover well.
     
  19. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member


    Something is not right, if you are light duty, you are collecting a pay check, with you are on comp you collecting a check. how did you do both. You were double dipping....
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was paid comp for the first two weeks that I was sitting at home and was paid by UPS for the third and fourth weeks, which were light duty. I was not double dipping.