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New need help please - limpy - 01-02-2011 11:49 AM
I am from AZ and would like some help/suggestions as to what I should do next. I suffered a knee fracture this past june at work, their doctor had me walking around on it for 2 weeks ( but i was smart and used my own crutches) until they completed an MRI and identified the fracture. I have been on modified duties at work which has me concerned as another staff was let go for being on modified duties for over a year due to a work related injury. It has been 6 months and 2 doctors later and I have been told I have Post Traumatic Arthritis and will probably not be able to resume to my pre injury job. This also means I will lose my certification as i will not be able to physically meet the requirements. The job they have me doing now, they posted this position both enternally and externally and I applied out of fear of not having a job ... but i have not heard anything. This job would be a little lower paying .
RE: New need help please - 1171 - 01-02-2011 04:15 PM
look for jobs within your restrictions with other employers.
the more options you have the better.
if you need vocational rehabilitation help:
RE: New need help please - limpy - 01-03-2011 09:27 PM
So what your saying is ... get hurt at work and expect no loyalty and there is nothing you can do but look for a new job ... that's wonderful... sure makes you want to get up and give your all doesn't it
(01-02-2011 04:15 PM)1171 Wrote: look for jobs within your restrictions with other employers.
RE: New need help please - 1171 - 01-03-2011 09:51 PM
right-to work laws mean employers and employees are both free to move/quit/leave without asking permission or giving a reason.
it works both ways.
if you are a union member you often have much more rights then those who aren't.
however the employer cannot discriminate or retaliate against a worker for filing a claim.
RE: New need help please - limpy - 01-06-2011 11:01 PM
So I guess even though I am not down in the factory working on machines like i was hired to do ... I should be happy they are letting me take the orders in the office even though it's less pay.
(01-03-2011 09:51 PM)1171 Wrote: correct.
RE: New need help please - bronco54501 - 01-06-2011 11:30 PM
Limpy, I believe wc will pay up to 2/3 of your pay loss.... It is an unfair system, but alot of injured workers dont have jobs to go back to.... When I was given restrictions my employer didnt have a job for me, they said no restrictions. They did keep my job for me, even though they hired a temp untill I was able to return with no restrictions... Here they dont have to keep your job open longer then 12 weeks, I was off for almost 14 months... I was pulled from work last may again with the same senerio, but I believe even if I was able to work they wont rehire me back.....
RE: New need help please - dmma - 01-07-2011 10:33 PM
After working for 8 years I was put on restrictions and my employer did not honor them and I loss my position. I have one year from the date I left to find a job with the restrictions (with the same company) and W/C has to pay the difference in my salary at 2/3 of my pay when I was injured. I am in DC and maybe the things are different here, but it's no picnic. If I do not find a job that will adhere to my restrictions by the one year mark from going out on W/C, I will be removed from payroll and lose everything. I should have just sued my employer when I injured myself instead of filing W/C.
RE: New need help please - jayne - 01-07-2011 11:00 PM
you cannot sue your employer for being injured on the job....you can file thru OSHA but if they are fined Osha gets the money you dont.....they are protected by workmans comp insurance...you can only sue if they dont carry workmans comp insurance....
RE: New need help please - limpy - 01-07-2011 11:52 PM
I am grateful they have found something for me to do ... and I know i am way better off then most here ... it just sucks that while doing your job you get hurt and get screwed .... Do you know how long they have to continue to pay the 2/3 ? I did get something saying i qualify for partial payments since i am working ... also if they make me take the lower paying position ... would i keep getting the 2/3 from WC
(01-06-2011 11:30 PM)bronco54501 Wrote: Limpy, I believe wc will pay up to 2/3 of your pay loss.... It is an unfair system, but alot of injured workers dont have jobs to go back to.... When I was given restrictions my employer didnt have a job for me, they said no restrictions. They did keep my job for me, even though they hired a temp untill I was able to return with no restrictions... Here they dont have to keep your job open longer then 12 weeks, I was off for almost 14 months... I was pulled from work last may again with the same senerio, but I believe even if I was able to work they wont rehire me back.....
What does a percent translate to ?? - limpy - 01-13-2011 12:18 AM
ok went to see my doctor yesterday ... he has finally said i have a permanant disability .... he put a 5 % rating on my knee ... what does this mean ????