permanent disability

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brianchd, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. brianchd

    brianchd New Member

    I live in az..have been package car driver for 18 years...was recently diagnosed with cyst on my brain, it could prevent me from driving...what happens if i can't drive ever again? pension? would i live?..
  2. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

    If there are other jobs that aren't driving that you would otherwise be qualified for, it would be a "Reasonable Accommodation" under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Check with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    By the way, did you drive a diesel or gas package car, if so how long? Just curious.
  3. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

  4. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    I know where your going with this one....are you sure it's not all the cell phone brain issues that are showing up now???. Personally I would be more concerned with the cloud of diesel in the building in the morning
  5. iamupser

    iamupser I'm Institutionized

  6. Hannibal55

    Hannibal55 New Member

    I was permanently disabled in an off the job accident on June 3, 2003. I was hit by a truck on my bicycle. I had worker for UPS for 23 1/2 years at the time. Although the insurance paid for my medical bills and subsequent surgeries, there was no effort made to accommodate me with a Job that I could perform. I was still convalescing in June 2006 when the Company informed me that they were severing our relationship. Although I attempted to work at other jobs, my injuries were too sever. I was awarded Social Security Disability in January. I own my own home outright, and the taxes and insurance are still affordable, so I do get by. I will be filing to receive my pension at 62, but I have learned to enjoy life with little money. But UPS did nothing to help me return to work at an accommodation position. Big Brown want us all to feel like one big happy family, until they can replace you for a cheap new hire!
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am very sorry for the cards that you have been dealt, but.....just how was UPS supposed to accomodate you?
  8. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    First of all I will keep you in my prayers, then advise you to worry about your health first and call and inform the union.Go on the fam leave act so job is held.Your health is the most important thing right now. best of luck to you driver!!
  9. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    I know of a guy who got hurt enough not to be able to drive anymore and the company is paying for his schooling so he can enter the workforce again. But that may only apply to on the job injuries...
  10. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    You should also be getting a Disability Pension from your Pension Fund.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Contact an attorney. You will then know what your rights are.
  12. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    Apply for a management position...plenty of them have the same condition
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is a thoughtless statement. Trade places with the OP and we'll see how casual you will be about his situation. Idiot.
  14. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    my bad...was meant to be a dig at management,not to belittle his situation.
  15. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    UPS should take care of their people that are injured.
  16. YouKnowWhoIam

    YouKnowWhoIam Banned

    But they dont....and wont....its not cost effective
  17. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    We hope and pray that all goes well with your health and subsequent employment.

    Your post touches a subject that I've never really contemplated. It proves once again, that our world can change in an instance.

    May GOD, give you the wisdom to deal with this whole ordeal.
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    That is what makes them so vile.
  19. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Does it make you feel better about yourself to be a jerk to people on line????
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Apparently. Oh, am I drawing attention to myself?