Work Related Injury

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by disneyworld, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    I took a fall on ice back in Feb. I thought it was minor(pulled muscle in upper thigh/groin) so I never went to my doctor,just took the diagnosis from the UPS doc(I know it was dumb).He never took an x-ray,just poked around a bit. I think it was a misdiagnosis because it's been bothering me lately. Is it too late to do anything about it? Any suggestions?
     
  2. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    No it is not too late. Contact your sup that did the original injury report and tell him what you posted here. The fact that it has continued to bother you since the injury is a prime indication that something was bad wrong.

    I ended up having to pay for an MRI on the second knee that was injured just so that I could find out what was going on with the joint. It was at that time that the soft tissue damage was very apparent, damage that was not visible on the Xray they took. After the Company doc looked at it and passed his judgement on it, workers comp retro paid for the MRI.

    There is a certain protocol to use when getting medical help for an on the job injury, and if not followed, you will be liable for medical expenses. That is to say, workers comp might not pay, and your teamsters will not pay.

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  3. Per usual, dBoy is passing on misinformation. Not that there aren't procedures to follow, there are, not that comp may not pay, that's true; but that your regular UPS insurance won't pay, that's totally false. You will have your doctors visits and everything else paid as if it was an off the job injury. That goes for therapy, injections, X-rays, whatever. Where I'm from that's 70/30. They pay 70%.

    Be acutely aware that UPS has a policy on injured drivers. If this is your first injury, you will be watched. If this is your second (or more) injury, you will be watched VERY closely, like with a microscope.

    Get yourself an attorney now, and get the best comp atty there is in your state. You will need him, and it will be well worth his fee. An injury that happened 6 mos ago and is still bothering you enough to see a doctor, is probably serious. Good Luck.
     
  4. Comp

    Comp Guest

    You also want check the comp laws in your state, some states have a time limit from your injury to where they will close the case and your on your own. Here in Florida the time limit is 1 year from your last doc appointment. For example lets say your injured Jan 1st 05 go to the Doc on that day(quack says your fine go back to work)and say by next year it's gottin alot worse and you go back on Jan 2 06 they can deny your claim.
     
  5. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Dear interrupted

    Plug hearing aid back in. The (mis)information I passed on is personal experience. Over the course of several years.

    The minute you put in that the injury happened on the job, or is in any way work related, teamsters insurance will not pay. They want you to file with workers comp, not them. Its hard enough to get them to pay claims in a timely manner, and you expect them to pay workers comp claims now too?

    How funny.

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  6. Comp

    Comp Guest

    This statement is half right.Central States has a time limit on Work related injuries if the injury is 5 years older or more they will cover it. As long as you are still not covered by Librty Mutual(workers comp). Here (Fla.) as long as you go to the doctors every year within a year workers comp covers your injury forever.This info also comes from experiance.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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    The only way your insurance would pay is if you LIED, and said it happened off the job.
    That's NOT what you're suggesting.......is it?
     
  8. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    And if you did lie, and either teamsters or UPS found out about it, you would be gone.

    But some people have a problem with the truth, and with honesty.

    Like me or not, I call it like I see it. And while I am usually pretty close on the money, I can be wrong. Not often.......:wink:

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  9. paganpink

    paganpink New Member

    The Teamsters don't pay any part of our insurance, or anything else for that matter, except for a death benefit of a couple of thousand dollars. It would seem more likely that someone whose leg was injured months before ,and that had worked itself out, would have a new injury rather than it being due to the original one. Maybe it is just coincidence, anotherwords.
     
  10. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    What he posted was that there is a continuing problem with the original injury. Not a new injury. Now, there is a chance that there is a new injury to the old site that has not healed properly.

    Bottom line is, the docs that see the "simple" injuries are the typical jack in the box docs. While they might catch things that are simple and obvious, they are not set up to detect more complex situations like strains etc. Yeah they can xray, but what does that show if you have soft tissue damage.

    So while some injuries are simple, others are not. Mine was one of those that for 14 weeks or more I was in never land, not able to be released, but yet waiting for the body to heal itself. When they finally got the idea it was not getting any better, they had an MRI done of the one knee which showed why there was no improvement. It also showed that left untreated, there would never be any improvement.

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  11. wily_old_vet

    wily_old_vet New Member

    I originally injured my back in 1988. The company docs diagnosed it as muscle strain and after a few days I was returned to full duty. I continued to have pain in the area but was able to work through it. After 4 months the pain knocked me on my ass and I called in and told them that the injury had reoccurred. For some reason the Div Mgr answered the phone at our center and with the benefit of all his years of medical school said that it wasn't possible. I went for a MRI later that week which determined that I had pieces of the lowest disk in your back pressed against the nerve. UPS then sent me to a neurosurgeon to determine if this did happen in the injury of 1988. He said it did much to their chagrin. I was finally operated on to remove those disk fragments. If I had attempted to have Teamsters insurance pay for any of this they would have declined and then it would have gone to Liberty Mutual.

    There is the top half of each graduating medical class and there is a bottom half. I tend to believe the doctors staffing the clinics UPS sends us to are the bottom half of the class from a small foreign island medical school.
     
  12. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member

    Danny,

    I find you wrong about many things. It comes from your parochial view, IMHO.

    Not all UPS Teamsters have ‘Teamster’ insurance. For those that do, there are varying plans. I, for one, had UPS insurance through Aetna. That insurance would pay 70/30 on a disputed workers comp claim. If the claim was upheld, comp would reimburse Aetna 70% and me 30%.

    Sorry that you and .5 have inferior insurance, or perhaps you don’t know the proper way to submit a claim.

    Like the anon you attacked said, get the best lawyer in the state, you’ll need one sooner or later. You will be singled out at the workplace, as well. There have already been law suits regarding this, and UPS isn’t winning them.

    Stick to fish, you might have a better chance of being right, at least if it's a carp question.<O:p
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Hey Danny,

    Susie Q. wants you to specialize in the "carp-o-tunnel" medical questions. I hear specialists command higher $$$. Congrats!

    :lol: :lol:
     
  14. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    The 90 day wonder is still on ignore, so thanks for the update.

    I do have one question though, did she post links or something she actually thought?

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  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Danny....here's what she posted....

    Danny,

    I find you wrong about many things. It comes from your parochial view, IMHO.

    Not all UPS Teamsters have ‘Teamster’ insurance. For those that do, there are varying plans. I, for one, had UPS insurance through Aetna. That insurance would pay 70/30 on a disputed workers comp claim. If the claim was upheld, comp would reimburse Aetna 70% and me 30%.

    Sorry that you and .5 have inferior insurance, or perhaps you don’t know the proper way to submit a claim.

    Like the anon you attacked said, get the best lawyer in the state, you’ll need one sooner or later. You will be singled out at the workplace, as well. There have already been law suits regarding this, and UPS isn’t winning them.

    Stick to fish, you might have a better chance of being right, at least if it's a carp question.<O:p
     
  16. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I am impressed. Not with the fact she thinks I am wrong all the time, but that she actually thinks. And no links. Damn!

    I guess I will have to remove her from the ignore list. That is just too awsome!

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  17. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    So susie, since I am wrong about so many things, and you think it is because of my "parochial view", does that mean your views then originate from the dark side?:lol:


    Actually, never had a parochial education. Went through public schooling just like everybody else. So I guess my viewpoints came from where?

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  18. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member

    Too funny! Thanks for proving my point.
     
  19. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    You are welcome. Glad to be of assistance. Sorry to are to programed in your way of thinking to even pick up on the humor.

    Your loss, too bad.

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  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Danny,
    FYI,

    Parochial- confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region)

    In reading Susie's post that's the context in which I assumed she meant the word to be taken. In light of the fact that you automatically construed it to mean a religious education, it would also explain why she found your reaction to be funny and ironic.

    You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming....