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I have a work related injury. I have worked company
I have a work related injury. I have worked for a company for a year and a half doing data entry. I notified my employer 2 months ago when it began bothering me. I have presented them with written documentation from my primary doctor and my hand specialist advising of the problem and requesting ergonomic equipment. I have been told that purchases for this type of thing has been suspended because there is very little in the budget for the year. I have been working with ice packs on my wrists. I've been trying to work at a pace that doesn't kill my hands. On Wednesday, I was asked to move to a job function that would not allow me to do that. When I asked to be left on my current assignment, I was told NO. I have not filed a workman's compensation claim because I don't like the terms. I think I may have to go out on short term disability but the info I see says they will not cover it if it is a work related injury, which I feel this is. If its a work related injury, I guess they want to force you to use workman's comp. My hand specialist has not yet given a definite diagnosis, he is sending me for blood work, a bone scan and a test for carpal tunnel.
I am a 54 year old female and have worked same small
I am a 54 year old female and have worked for the same small electronics company for over 27 years. The company has changed ownership several times over the years; previous owners include Lucas, Northrup Grumman and GE. The company is currently owned by Amphenol.Over the years I have had to receive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis in both arms on multiple occasions. My job duties have evolved over time from a lead position in assembly, to materials/stock clerk and most recently I have been given the added responsibility of shipping lead.With each new job responsibility that I am assigned, I am asked to perform more work with my arms. Consequently, my arms continue to give me problems and I am once again receiving therapy from the local urgent care clinic.I am concerned that the problem in my arms will continue to get worse and may even have some long term affect. What can I do to see that my company compensates me in the event that I can no longer work due to this arm problem?
I am collecting workers comp injury at work. After seeing
I am collecting workers comp for an injury at work. After seeing what my Husband has been doing for the last 4+ months and reading, I feel like he should be getting paid attendant care, and I looks like I am eligible. Neck surgery and an upcoming back surgery, has taken up so much of his time. My case worker said today that is only for extreme situations. That isn't how read the law. What say you?
I had been out on workmens comp months and had
Hi. I had been out on workmens comp for seven months and had a surgery due to injury at work. I have received many bills because the DOL has not paid them. The medical billers last bill had a list of names including mine with my claim number,how much is owed and other people's names with the same type of info. I am filling out OCR form however the president of hospital and all involved would like to meet with me
My name is ***** *****ruff. I live in Indiana. I have
Hello, My name is ***** *****ruff. I live in Indiana. I have a repetitive motion injury I believe is a result of my employment. I work in shipping at a meat processing plant and lift 30 to 105 pound boxes for 12 hour shifts. My employer says my injury is non-occupational due to the fact that the symptoms developed over the weekend. They refuse to allow me to see a company doctor so I am seeing my family practitioner and specialists for my condition (tendinitis of wrist and hand). Is there any way to prove and hold my employer responsible for my injury? All input is welcome. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely ***** ***** Woodruff
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I was involved in a serious car accident this year. As a result,
I was involved in a serious car accident this year. As a result, I suffered some injuries. Moreover, several years back I suffered minor injuries at work due to a fall, and I filed a Worker's Compensation claim to have my medical bills relating to that fall paid because my health insurance would've refused to pay the bills since it's work related. However, my claim was denied because I couldn't prove that my injury was due to my employment. Moreover, I found out at the hearing that one of my ex workers wrote a statement claiming that I faked my injury to collect Workers Compensation. I was shocked, angry and confused as to why a coworker would intentionally lie and falsely accuse me of faking an injury, when in fact I did fall at work and was hurt as a result. When I received the decision of my denial, I didn't appeal. In addition, I was going through my medical records relating to that work incident, and the doctor did confirm that I injured my back, but he also wrote that he thinks that is was malingering my symptoms, when in fact I wasn't. He also mentioned in the medical report that it is improbable that I can hurt my jaw and my back at the same time. However, I did explain that my jaw slightly hit ground as I fell off the chair while trying to lower it. My concern now is that these allegations might hurt my credibility with the insurance adjuster in regards ***** ***** car accident. Even though, I was legitimately injured several years ago from my fall at work, and I was legitimately hurt from my recent car accident. My concern is, can insurance adjusters access my workers compensation claim in the state of Ohio? And if they access that information, could they use that against me to hurt my credibility in court?
I have several medical conditions that make it difficult toView more employment law questions
I have several medical conditions that make it difficult to complete my assigned tasks in the produce department at the supermarket in San Francisco where I've worked for almost 37 years. I have 3 tears in my shoulder, 3 herniated disks in my back, and severe osteoarthritis in both my knees. I also wear a brace on my right knee because my patella moves around…I will eventually need a knee replacement as I have bone on bone. I have been on disability at different times for all of these conditions. I strongly believe all these injuries are work related however I chose not to file them as worker's comp injuries because I do not trust worker's comp dr.'s. Recently a new manager has began harassing me saying I have to do more. I'm doing the absolute best I can. I work very hard but sometimes I can't finish because of my lack of movement. He has recently threatened to take me out of the department and put me in the checkstand. This would be detrimental to me. Standing in one place for an extended time causes my nerves in the herniated disks to be pinched. I was on disability years ago for 4 months. The pain was unbearable. The dr. gave me a note advising them not to put me in the checkstand. Can they discipline me for not being able to complete my work tasks. They are really pushing all of us very hard. I believe they want to get rid of me.