Ha just got done speaking with the powers that be in des moines on a injury claim for work and was told there is no proof that I was told to go to the hospital,that I chose to go on my own.So no claim.My ass I got ahold of a lawyer.Do these photos make you guys think I should have went to the emergency room or not?Forgot to mention this is the work of an 8 in grinder with no guards in place.
was it just the cut or was there muscle or nerve damage?
what's the issue with your employer? do you have health insurance?
i got a 4 inch cut across one of my forearms, bad enough that i could see the veins and arteries. it was gushing blood, but proper wrapping and pressure stopped it. i drove myself to the local emergency center (not the er) and waited for an hour to get sewn up since i had the bleeding under control.
so, in my mind, no. a trip to the er wasn't necessary.
but, that said, i don't know if you have emergency centers or stuff like that where you are, so if the er was your only choice to get it sewn up, than what other choice did you have?
Are you asking about a Worker's Compensation claim or an Health Insurance claim?
If WC, did you report the injury to your manager/foreman/boss? What was the response?
What was the cause of the accident?
What was the reason the guards were off the grinder? [I know the answer in my home garage but work would be different].
Were there witnesses to the accident?
Did you leave work to go to the ER?
Did you tell anyone you were leaving? What was the Response?
In the world of state/federal budget cuts these kind of questions are going to be asked more and more, rather than just signing off on all injuries "assuming" they were work related.
If there was no muscle/tendon/nerve damage, you are going to be hard pressed to get a contingency attorney to take this. The potential "reward" for them would just be too low as recovery would likely be healing time for the wound. Painful, bothersome but not necessarily a Workman's Comp case.
Thats what I was waiting for,feed back.The employer put a pc of carpet on new steel so not to get spatter on material.I slipped on that carpect and the grinder dug in.Before I even picked it up I asked the leadman if we had a safe grinder.He says thats what we got.My employer didn't so much as turn around when I told him I had a real problem.It wasn't till I showed him that I was bleeding that he even approached me.I jumped into the truck and drove straight to the er freaking out.Got sewed up and while I was still numb I went back to work to show the boss and he completely blew me off when he asked me if I could still work and I told him no.Walked away from me.The stitches are out but my knee is numb,until I bend it then there is a burning feeling.
I am going through a WC claim right now. I was hitting an anchor in concrete when my hammer head flew off and I overextended my elbow. It hurt that day but all I did was mention it to my boss when I got back. A month later it wasn't any better and now I have lost my grip in my right hand. All I did was call our insurance man and he took care of all the paperwork and I was preapproved to go to the hand specialist....now, after 3 times to him I got refered to St Louis to a different surgeon and he hasn't figured anything out yet. Not to bore you with my bs, you do have a WC claim, I would get ahold of your place of works insurance and let him know.
Sounds like your boss is an @ss, he could have at the very least been more sympathetic. I would get OSHA involved & if they decide it's an unsafe workplace then maybe' the claim will go through or at least the medical attention should be paid for. My Daughter in law lost a thumb at Nestle, she waited 6 months for a payout. Be prepared for the run around, good luck Baja, I don't think it should matter the extent of the injury, if you are injured at work then they should look after you, whatever it takes.Unfortunately thats not the way it is
Yes it definitely has become an eye opener.I'll tell you the truth,I think he felt like I did it on purpose.He hasn't filed anything on it and its been since the 21st of dec.I'm thinking he doesn't have comp insurance.