Injured Worker Horror Stories Continued
 
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Injured workers have tremendous problems getting insurance companies to provide necessary care on accepted injuries. Insurance companies have shown they are unconcerned with harming legitimately injured workers as long as they can avoid liability. Read... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:00 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked for 5 years at the non-profit Inland AIDS Project helping people living with AIDS in the Inland Empire. I loved my job, part of which was taking in donations that arrived in large boxes. On August 19, 2004, I injured my left shoulder while lifting... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 6:59 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I injured my back lifting a box of heavy tiles at Lowe’s. After surgery, my spinal fluid leaked, causing infections. When the insurer denies needed medications, I end up in the Emergency Room with kidney and bladder infections. Denial of needed... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 6:58 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I went from being a highly-paid hi-tech engineer to losing our home and having to leave the state to afford to live. I can’t get the care I need to do the simplest daily activities - like personal hygeine. The lack of care has taken my mental health... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 6:56 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I hurt my shoulder and neck at work. The day before I was to have surgery, the insurer canceled the operation. The constant denial and delay of treatment has worsened my injury. I've gone from being a child support enforcement officer to barely being... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 6:52 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I helped build San Francisco for 14 years. Since the governor's law took effect I've lost my job, my home, and my health insurance. I can't support my family on $366 a week. Read the rest of his story: Troy Yoakum.pdf 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 6:51 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I enjoyed my job and worked hard. Before my work injury, I was in great shape. If the insurer had followed medical recommendations, I would’ve been healed and back to work. Due to delays and denials of care, my entire life has been devastated -... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 6:55 AM by caaaAdmin
Taneka Talley was stabbed to death while working at The Dollar Tree. The killer may have targeted Taneka because of her race. The insurance company has refused to pay death benefits to Taneka’s 11-year-old son because the slaying may have been racially... 
Published Tue, Dec 9 2008 10:53 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked for Delta Airlines for 6 years at LAX airport as a ramp agent. I off-loaded freight and baggage from the planes, and drove tugs that pull baggage carts to the baggage area. On March 22, 2003, I lost a box from my cart as I entered the baggage... 
Published Tue, Dec 9 2008 10:49 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I've had four surgeries, but I'll never be able to do the job I've always done. The governor awards me ZERO permanent disability compensation. I worked for many years as a pressman for The Oakland Tribune and The San Francisco Chronicle .... 
Published Tue, Dec 9 2008 4:18 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as a foreman and tree-trimming specialist for 2 1/2 years at one of the most beautiful developments in the world in Monterey County. I ran a crew of 21 people and used heavy equipment to clear lots for new homes, remove poison oak and clear brush.
Published Mon, Dec 8 2008 1:12 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as a graphic designer for the Legacy Marketing Group. I injured my back lifting a box of copier paper. The next morning I couldn’t get out of bed, and my nightmare began. I have had back fusion surgery, after which I fell and needed hip... 
Published Mon, Dec 8 2008 12:50 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked in a local specialty grocery and delicatessen. In September 2003, I injured my back lifting and carrying heavy bowls used to set up the deli section for the day. Read the rest of her story: 13 Graham Final.pdf 
Published Mon, Dec 8 2008 5:07 AM by caaaAdmin
 
A truck ran over my foot at work and I lost my leg. I’ve been living on nearly nothing for two years. Now, the governor’s schedule would award me just $29,150 for living the rest of my life with one leg. Is that all I’m worth? Read the... 
Published Thu, Jan 10 2008 4:15 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I used to be an avid runner before my accident at work. Now, I can barely walk or do daily household chores. I have been denied to date every course of treatment recommended to me. My young daughter wonders if I’ll die from constant pain.”... 
Published Thu, Jan 10 2008 8:12 AM by caaaAdmin

 

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