Injured on job

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Softconcrete, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    i have been at ups 8.5 years and the other day i did something stupid. Cleaning bulk sweep a 70 pound package hit me in the head. I wasn’t unconscious or anything but I was definitely lightheaded for 2 hours or more. I told managers and they brought me to sit down for 10 min. I wanted to get back to work because I was getting anxious and I didn’t want to make a big deal of it. I had a huge bump on my head. How big of a mistake did I make by not filing an accident report? The manager himself said I looked fine so I felt a little intimidated.
     
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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  4. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Any witnesses?
     
  5. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    No
    One saw what happened. The unloaded came
    Out when I was holding my head
     
  6. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    That’s a shame. Yeah. Chalk it up to lesson learned I guess. We all make mistakes. Learn from this one.
     
  7. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    It happened on Tuesday and I feel ok now I just didn’t know if I’m an idiot for not making it a bigger deal. I did talk with management and they said oh your fine
     
  8. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    My (safety guy) said I bet they are happy your ok. I didn’t think so, I was sorting the fastest guy in the unload. But he said if that happened to him he would have been out 3 months
     
  9. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    If your ok now I don’t understand what your asking about
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    So because he was going to fake an injury and stay out you feel you should have done the same?
     
  11. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    No I’m asking if I didn’t make a big deal of it if I would I screw myself over. I am a good worker
     
  12. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    It wasn’t faking I was concerned when I went home about a concussion.
     
  13. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it. Staff Member

    Did you ask to see your manager's medical degree?
     
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  14. BobBarker

    BobBarker Member

    if you filed report it means they will pay for any medical bills that resulted from the accident
     
  15. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    I always hear if yo
    a coworker asked me if he was a doctor. They sent me back to work 10 minutes later saying I looked fine. I just feel like I’d be punished if I filed a report
     
  16. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    Better question is... would you of?
     
  17. Nolimitz

    Nolimitz Active Member

    You are being stupid not filing a report. F em
     
  18. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    Always give yourself the benefit when injuries happen, that means fill out a report within reason. You said you felt light headed? Probably would have filed a injury report just in case things didn't turn out. Sounds like you are alright and should just take this as a learning curve for the future. DONT EVER FEEL SORRY FOR UPS EVER, you are the only one that cares about you so dont ever feel sorry for protecting you.
     
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  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it. Staff Member

    If you cut you cut you finger, get a band-aid and go back to work.

    Anything else, file a report.
     
  20. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    You seem to be typing funny, are you sure you are okay?