I HATE self insured worker's comp

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Redneck, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. littlebit

    littlebit Light Load Member

    May 27, 2006
    Redneck I feel for you. I know how frustrating the workmans comp stuff can be. In august when I dislocated my shoulder they set me to a quack for three weeks. Finally I was switched to an orthopitist. It was actually my boss that had them do it. I was given an mri a few weeks ago and I got the results yesterday. I tore a tendon attached to my bicept so I am still technically on light duty. There was a position that opened up in the office so they asked me if I wanted that instead of driving so I took it. From what my doctor is saying it will be awhile before I am off of resticted duty seeing as how I still can't lift my arm. I can't complain about the insurance company to much though my case worker has been on top of things pretty good. I haven't had to worry about my checks. They ajusted the amount the fifth week. I found that out when I opened the check they sent me making up the difference. I felt like I had won the lottery. Good luck to you. I hope everything works out and you get to feeling better.
  2. Redneck

    Redneck BANNED

    Dec 5, 2005
    As far as feeling better goes no, I do not. I have not felt good since 11/29/05.
    They have slowly came around and are in the process of paying me back what they owe me..up to July 7th this year!
    My case goes before another DHO 10/31/06 it should get excepted this time..If not we will :smt065 them again.
  3. Redneck

    Redneck BANNED

    Dec 5, 2005
    Well we all thought the hearing went well on 10/31/06 but I guess we were wrong.
    It was afirmed!....Now it will be left up to a judge and court to settle this..

    On a side note, at least I am now eligible for NON- Working wage losses..I have to agree to look for work, BUT the places I look for work at must comply with my permanent restriction's that I have (which basicly allows me to do light duty work).
    A real good thing is...once it is filed they must continue my money $704.00 tax free per week!:thumbup: and it can last for 200 weeks!

    Even if I do find a job making $200.00 per week taxable...the company must pay the rest of my wages up to $704.00 tax free per week..

    Anyway will be filing suit against them in about a month...but it will probably be summertime before it ever makes it to court.
  4. Jokers_Wild

    Jokers_Wild Bobtail Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Listen Man, Hang Tight It took me three years to collect off my broken back, If you are in your forst chain of doctors ( yours Not Theirs ) you are intitled, I had the surgury before the Workmans Comp approved it because My doctor and my 2nd and 3rd oppenion ( His Referal ) said it was nessesary, I had the Surgury and about a year later we settled, They Paid the Doctors,Hospitals the attorneys and I walked away with $142,000.00 check By all means listen to YOUR Doctor and attorney. Wish you Luck!!

    Rev. Paul R.
    Schneider Owner Operator
    Amateur Radio Operator AG9R
  5. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

    Jul 15, 2006
    El Chuco, Tejas
    My wife fainted while on the clock at work when she worked with me at Wal-Mart. Now the workers comp insurance is saying it's not a work related accident, despite the fact that she had a doctors note requesting that she be given a stool to sit (she was the O/N door greeter) and the store refused to comply without a "letter of accomidation". So she was on her feet all night and subsequently fainted. We're going to have to go to the hospital where she was treated and have them submit the bills to our regular insurance. We'll only be out $50 but it's aggravating nonetheless.
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