Workers compensation?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mel B, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Mel B

    Mel B New Member

    My boyfriend works at UPS. He is a scanner. He ruins pants and shorts all the time. You scanners understand. Well he come home with these blisters in the same area that the belt is. Of course he has been wearing shorts because of the heat. Well he went to the doctor cause they were looking bad. He has MRSA. He had to do 4 days of IVs of antibiotics and steriods plus orally taking antibiotics and must use prescription ointment on the places. After 4 days of IVs he still has a fever. He has not gone anywhere. Only home and work. Can he get workers compensation? Please help
  2. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    How did he get MRSA from work?
  3. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Mrsa is serious :censored2:. How the *did he get it? Was he visiting someone bed ridden in a hospital? If there was a mrsa outbreak in the hub that's one thing. Also we don't call em scanners we call em spa. Scan - print - apply

    He's a spa
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  4. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Most likely not.

    Workers comp only covers injuries and occupational diseases, a disease directly related to your occupation. MRSA is not a disease related to working at UPS.

    You should check with your State's BWC department to be sure.

    If he is unable to work, he should be eligible for short term disability if he has been employed long enough.
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  5. KoennenTiger

    KoennenTiger Active Member

    Good thing he just got a nice back pay check
  6. Mel B

    Mel B New Member

    If you know scanners, they have a belt that goes across their legs. All scanners get stuff on their clothing all the time. He has not been anywhere else than work and home.
  7. Mel B

    Mel B New Member

    Look *... I said he was at home and work only, he has not gotten from anywhere else. He had to get it from work from the belt
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  8. Mel B

    Mel B New Member

    I appreciate the information. I am just trying to get some useful information so I can help him. Thank you very much
  9. And now he can pass it off to everyone else at work. He shouldn't working
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  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS


    Mel B not playing around
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  11. Trash Panda

    Trash Panda Member

    my brother who passed from cancer back in 2017 had MRSA during his battle. No idea where he got it from.

    More than likely its not a workman's comp issue. His immune system is compromised and shouldn't be going into work as it will spread.

    Im not well rehearsed with it as i was driving out on the road at the time it happened. My mother was his caregiver and i recall her extensively cleaning the house once they were informed he had it.
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Sounds like he needs to learn to dress properly
  13. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    He got MRSA from a belt that’s on the outside of his clothes?
  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    He didn't.

    That's just what he told his girlfriend.... who is here now asking questions.
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  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    @Indecisi0n may have to get the ban hammer out...
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'm trying not to ban anyone this week. I am attempting to be a more positive person.
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  17. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Fake news.
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  18. Jstpeachy

    Jstpeachy Active Member

    Blister/abrasion could be caused by the belt if he wears it tightly and it rubs while he sweats... which perhaps provided the place for the Mrsa to get in. but gonna be hard pressed imo to prove the actual infection came from ups. “Hasn’t been anywhere but work and home” still leads to being exposed to plenty of other people.
  19. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Good luck trying to prove MRSA from a work related injury at UPS. You will have little to no evidence supporting your claim.
  20. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    if he can prove he got it from ups, then yes