Got hurt at work.

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

  1. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

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  2. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Lol. How much is this consultation gonna cost to tell me everything is going the way it's suppose to?
     
  3. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Have you ever gone through workers comp at ups?
     
  4. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    I’ve had two inguinal hernia surgeries, I would wait till 8 weeks. Your surgery takes actually up to a year to fully heal..the mesh connects to tissue etc. Do yourself a favor and come back when you feel %100, you want to come back too early and rupture your repair? Your on comp take your time , health is #1.
     
  5. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    No.
     
  6. But I am. 80% of the average amount of gross of the 13 weeks prior to the injury. Witch puts me smack dab in the middle of peak. So for me to open my mouth would be stupid.
     
  7. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

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  8. Now that makes sense. That would be a time to consult someone if they throw threats my way with trying to get me back earlier then im supposed to. Because the problem is, if I get hurt even on light duty UPS will pin it on me and workmans comp will drop me. Now that is the question of me being able to be selective of what light duty they put me on. Paperwork fine. But sweeping out trailers or small sort still can pose a risk. Especially if my incision is still not fully healed and it gets infected or me going up and down stairs to cause pressure if the mesh is not stabilized with tissue as of yet
     
  9. Not sure why I typed 1 word...lol
     
  10. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I believe you may be entitled to a flat sum depending on the type of injury as well, but an attorney would know better not me.
     
  11. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Lol. No attorney needed. A flat sum after you have recovered is given if you are impaired. It doesn't apply to hernias.
     
  12. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    I personally would still consult WC Attorney.

    By all means don't.

    Each person must decide on their own.
     
  13. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Get a lawyer ASAP. You have a workers comp case on your hands, and a nice little payday. If you don’t get a lawyer, you’re leaving 20K on the table. Anyone that tells you different has no clue what they’re talking about. You got injured. That injury happened on the job. You need surgery. Do not listen to IE sucks who said hernias don’t apply to workers comp cases. He’s either clueless, or doesn’t want to see you get a fat payday. Stubbing your toe can be a workers comp case.
     
  14. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    I did not say a hernia was not workers comp. I said it doesn't apply to fat sums of money due to an impairment rating. Please pay attention. I had workers comp for 3 hernias, a herniated disk, and shoulder surgery. I am very experienced in the process while you my friend are not
     
  15. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    It's just not neccesary under normal circumstances. I'm sure there are horror stories about ups comp cases where a lawyer could help. If everything works the way it should through your liberty mutual advisor it's just not needed. On the other hand I did have some questions my first time and looked up my local workers comp state office and paid them a free visit.
     
  16. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    You have no clue what you’re talking about. Anytime you get surgery for any type of injury at work, it’s a fat payday. You go under the knife, and they’re cutting you a fat check. Believe me. I have first hand knowledge. I was in a car accident at a previous job 15 years ago. Never got surgery. I’ve re-opened the comp case 3 times and in total I’ve gotten 120K tax free. And that’s no surgery. OP is sitting on at least 20K, minimum.

    This will be my last post in this thread. You’re clueless. Not going to argue with someone on the interwebz. OP, call a lawyer. Good luck.
     
  17. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Sorry. You are wrong. No payday for a hernia at ups. Ever
     
  18. IESucks

    IESucks Active Member

    Tell us about your workers comp cases at ups?
     
  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Fair statement.
     
  20. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member