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The forgotten injured worker - bodybuilder1958 - 09-04-2011 08:07 PM
We've all seen them, the forgotten injured worker. The hard workers once employed, once sought after, those that got the high marks. But now unemployed, injured once but now recovered but unable to find work. How many of us fit into those ranks.
The media talks about the number of unemployed workers almost daily on the news networks. But they never, ever talk about the injured workers trying to find work. Those who have been out of work due to inadequate medical treatment, those who received treatment but unable to find work. Where are the jobs for those.
We're the forgotten injured worker. Once physically injured but now emotionally compromised as well because we had the problem of being hurt, a burden upon the companies and now a burden to all.
Just my opinion,
RE: The forgotten injured worker - Manley2 - 09-04-2011 09:29 PM
Understand that. I had a volunteer position that now will not let me doing anything because I'm on WC. I could help for a while until they decide because it was WC I could not. Even offered to help out by sitting in a bomb proof building and answer a phone and they said no, nothing until you are off WC and then they would look at it.
RE: The forgotten injured worker - bodybuilder1958 - 09-04-2011 11:34 PM
I guess I am blessed with a loving husband who cares not whether I work again or not. But what about those who were the sole bread winner in a family? I would love to work again in my field but it's very, very competitive and those who are the best. Perhaps one day, it's all in God's hands, not mine.
RE: The forgotten injured worker - bronco54501 - 09-05-2011 01:25 AM
bb, I couldnt agree anymore.... I used to be the bread winner in the family.. And I still wanted more for my family aand worked 2 jobs and at one time worked 3.. At the time of my injury my wife was a manager of a convience station and was soon let go due to taking care of me.. I called in a few favors at my employment and got her working there.. But because of my restrictions I cant find a job in my area.. We are forgoten.....
RE: The forgotten injured worker - Bummer Knees - 09-05-2011 10:45 AM
Never was the sole bread winner, but it took my salary to pay bills. Now it take the SSDI check to pay the bills.
I've spoken to my family doctor about returning to work, his answer, "I wouldn't hire you" He tells me to stay on daisability, says no one will hire me. Not very positive, and not what I want to hear.
RE: The forgotten injured worker - 1171 - 09-05-2011 01:21 PM
(09-04-2011 08:07 PM)bodybuilder1958 Wrote: We've all seen them, the forgotten injured worker. The hard workers once employed, once sought after, those that got the high marks. But now unemployed, injured once but now recovered but unable to find work. How many of us fit into those ranks.
how do you want to be remembered?
RE: The forgotten injured worker - jayne - 09-05-2011 04:31 PM
As a child of God.
RE: The forgotten injured worker - bodybuilder1958 - 09-05-2011 10:30 PM
As a child of God, good wife, mother, a hard worker, someone who helped support their family.
RE: The forgotten injured worker - 1171 - 09-06-2011 02:21 AM
(09-05-2011 10:30 PM)bodybuilder1958 Wrote: As a child of God, good wife, mother, a hard worker, someone who helped support their family.
not sure the media or your fellow citizens can do that. I suppose the president could declare "injured worker day".
there is already a lot of tragedy in the world and I'm not sure that having a special remembrance for injured workers wouldn't get lost among it all: starvation, famine, war, disease, terrific catastrophes like Haiti, Fukishima, 9-11, Irene, wildfires. Injured workers just doesn't fit with an Anderson Cooper event.
Workers are not important to the politicians any more--and injured workers even less so.
I think it's more likely that we'll have a Special Remembrance day for Bankers, Oil Men, CEOs and men of power/wealth long before there is any national recognition of injured workers.
what's happening in Wisconsin is not an isolated event. worker's rights & workers comp benefits are being rolled back in many states.
No. the only way injured workers will be given any attention is as an object of derision. they'll use them as an example of what is harming business in this country and will call for the government to quit coddling them and redirect the limited resources for other more valuable contributors.
RE: The forgotten injured worker - sonny1 - 09-06-2011 08:25 AM
I guess it wouldn't bother me as much about being "in the system" or "on the system" because I know I paid into it, but it bothers me greatly to hear about a system that is going belly up because of who is allowed to abuse it. We, the injured workers, have to sometimes go through years and hoops to be approved for a legitimite cause yet being an illegal immigrant gets you signed up immediately or not speaking english is considered a disability or not having an education!!!!!!! Those are the things that bother me when people talk about "the people in the system" and not being productive contributors (even though I know I worked since I was 15 yrs. old) Just wish the government wasn't always so hard on the honest working, injured workers and required more from the free loaders.
I was not the bread winner but my income provided medical coverage and retirement benefits because my husband owns a business....well that business, after 21 yrs., with the economy and theft if going under quickly, so, me having my income back would help tremendously....but 75% loss of use of my hands??? who will hire me?