injury and settlements

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by salty123, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. salty123

    salty123 Guest

    I would liketo talkwith someone who has gone through the process of a settlement with UPS due to on the job in juries as a driver. Anyone have information on this?
  2. paidslave

    paidslave New Member

    Your lawyer is the only one you really need to consult with.
  3. Load Stand

    Load Stand Guest

    Find the risk mgmt person for your district, and discuss such with them initially...if you want to reach out to an attorney, you can, but keep in mind lawyers usually get 20% of any settlement....opinions from this board will be too general..each state has different laws and the amount you can get varies...the risk mgmt person can take you through most of the questions you will have...usually you can get a very fair will resign employment but can still look for a less physical job somewhere else...
  4. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    If you are a driver; about 150 to 200 grand is it.

    Not much for destroying your body for our big brown buddy.

    Get a good lawyer. better yet get 2:sick:
  5. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    That is after they drain you for 2 years plus.
  6. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Where did you get those figures? I believe that's way high.
  7. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    I believe those figures are high, too.They will start very low depending on your case of course..Never take the first offer.It's a year of negotiations..
  8. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    it all depends on the state, and other similar cases they can use. also we dont know what kind of disability he has and how old he is

    yea its probalby high, taking into account most upsers that have injuries and need a settlemtn are in their 40s or 50s and it tends to be back,knee, ankle problems where you still fairly functional

    consult with a attorney, youre just going to get generalities on here, and most have limited exp with this subject (especially me)
  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I have gone through a mediation process regarding a workers comp injury and I remember the mediator saying the only way this gets settled is you feel you didn't get enough and they feel they paid too much.
  10. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I was given a settlement after having back surgery 12 years ago. I returned to driving and have no trouble now at all. Are you returning to work or is your injury ending your driving career?
  11. paidslave

    paidslave New Member

    I was told that your body as a whole is worth $500k max in our payroll catagory as a driver. Now if you work as a professional it would be much higher.

    Every organ has a price tag on it and there are charts for this. Ams/hands 100 k a piece, legs,feet,sac 100k a piece rest of body neck/back head100k! If you get a settlement of 500k you are deamed a wreck! Rarely happens. This is general advise!

    I am not a lawyer so consult with one for your best representation!
  12. mthbstr

    mthbstr Guest

    Yeah, before going all gon-ho with a lawyer, just how bad was it? My back injury put me in suffering for a year and a half. Well, actually, in pain for that long. The actual suffering part of not being able to stand, or sit, or lie down, or walk, or move, nor not move without suffering, that part lasted just a matter of months. I negotiated with my employer to get the physical therapy I needed. But that's what I wanted so I could get my life back. If you want more, you'll have to prove both pain, and suffering, and the employer's failure to provide safety, as part of getting any money from a trial, and you pay the lawyer regardless of the outcome. So again, please tell us more, so we can advise you better.
  13. paidslave

    paidslave New Member

    You are wrong! You don't pay for a lawyer unless you win.......Not sure what country you live in?
  14. edd_tv

    edd_tv Cardboard picker upper

    some require a retainer fee up front. not usual with personal injury lawyers though
  15. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    it would depend, if the attorney thought the case was iffy, why wouldnt he want to atleast get paid somewhat?
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You should talk to a friend? of mine---he's made a carreer out of work comp and settlements. Sadly every center has one or two of them.