Outside work injury

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Katelin, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Katelin

    Katelin New Member

    I was in a car accident and have a possible hairline fracture on my tibia bone not 100% sure until doctors confirm it. I’m worried about work because if it’s broke it’ll be 6-8 weeks off. Will I not be be paid on that time off since it was outside of ups?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    First of all, are you OK? Take care of yourself and worry about the other stuff later.

    Secondly, no, you will not be paid from UPS while you are out. They may let you do light duty like scanning but are in no way obligated to do so as it was an off duty injury.

    Third, you need to call the union to find out what you need to do to file for disability. Your auto insurance policy may also have disability coverage.
  3. Katelin

    Katelin New Member

    Yes I am okay! Leg just hurts really bad waiting for results. And thank you will do.
  4. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Believe me, you will get much better treatment getting hurt off work than at work.
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    That wasn't part of her question but unfortunately you are right.
  6. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    How do you know that? Not by the name I hope.
  7. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    You can always get extra short term disability insurance with Aflac or something. I pay like $20 a week but at least if I get injured outside of work I know I can pay my bills. It’s a good safety net imo.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I had Combined for a number of years until I sat down and did a cost analysis and realized I was losing money.
  9. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    what do you recommend?
  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Limp into work and fake a fall...Instant workmans comp.
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    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Neither of them------your best bet would be to set aside money in a "just in case" account.

    I was spending $100/month for my coverage and the claims in no way justified the expense.
  13. Shiftless

    Shiftless Active Member

    Were you driving when the accident happened? Whole other can of worms!
  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

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  15. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    Yea I got that too. I have enough to cover my bills for 8months or so but still figure $20bucks a week isn’t bad for an extra security. Heck I’ll spend that on a couple of drinks or something in a week.
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Go into work and while driving your package car throw yourself out of it . Workmen's comp, 80% pay, BOOM !
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    What's @cosmo1 have to do with this?

  18. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    If you are in the union, find out how to temporarily suspend dues so you do not get a bill for past amount owed....
    Short term disability 60% of income per week i believe...
  19. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    You better drag that broken leg into work tomorrow. Walk right to your truck, and drop a banker box full of paper on it.
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    What's love but a second hand emotion.