Got hurt at work.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jackofnotrades, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Got a Hernia today. Limited duty of 5 lbs or less. I am a cover driver and preload. Well can't drive until after surgery and can only work a limited amount of time each day. Is there a chance of collecting workers compensation? Im pretty much income negative for the next 6 week's. Just was wondering if others have been in this situation and could give some feed back
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    If you got the injury today, make sure you fill out an injury report no matter what you do. Do not leave the property until you do or you will risk the company denying the claim. Your management team might try to try to talk you out of it, don't let them. They can work you up to 29 days of TAW(light duty), then you go on Workman's Comp. I've had three, you will be out of work 2-3 months.
     
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  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    That depends on severity. I was out 3 weeks.
     
  4. I filled out the accident report at the bldg.was sent directly to the clinic with the supervisor. They forwarded the paperwork over to worker comp claims department stating surgery was needed. 3 months without a paycheck? Yikes. At least short term disablity is something. This sux
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I think I was out 6 weeks, and then light duty for a few more.
    This was long ago, when they really cut you up. My scar is maybe 3 or 4 inches long. Now they do it with a small hole
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    If they put you on TAW you'll get full pay.
     
  7. I hope that's the case. If not does workmans comp go by your annual salary or based on the last few months of take home. Sorry just bugging out because bills don't care what is wrong with you
     
  8. But full pay could just be 12 bucks an hour. Cover driving is far between sense routes are being cut. My air rate went up to the max of 28.66 per hour. Hope this is just a short time...
     
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Have you contacted your BA? He/she would be the best source of information at this time. Your BA would know your Supplmental language and most likely know your states work comp laws being as this probably isn't his first time dealing with a on job injury.
     
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  10. Shop Steward? Sorry BA is something i hadn't heard of before.
     
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  11. Mycow

    Mycow New Member

    Workmens comp isn't that bad almost been 2 months 1200 a week take home. Kinda nice since they on the 8 and skate kick
     
  12. Do they base it on the past few months of salary... Sense cover driving is not really considered a job sense I'm not full time.... If they give me inside rate that will be about 147.00 a week
     
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    No problem it happens a lot.
    Your BA(Business Agent) is your union representative. Your BA is who your Steward reports to in a sense.

    Do you know what local you are? If not ask your Shop Steward for the locals phone number and who your BA is.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You have pictures?
     
  15. Im looking into that right now. Appriciate the advise
     
  16. I was waiting for sarcasm....hahahahaa
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am a Google certified medical doctor so it's not weird or anything .
     
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  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Do you pay dues?
     
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    You could claim workers comp but ups will work with your restrictions so they dont have to report it