Injured Workers' Stories

 

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The insurance company took away my nurse case manager, denied payment to my spinal surgeon and denied prescriptions, pain management specialists, orthopedists and physical therapy. I am in constant pain. I worked for Target Greatland Stores as a clerk... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:35 AM by caaaAdmin
 
For the first time, our family will not have a Christmas. We can’t even afford a tree. Our water, gas, electricity and cable service was all turned off on the same day last week. The system is horrible for injured workers, but great for insurance... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:34 AM by caaaAdmin
 
For four years, I have been left to die. I used to make over $100,000 a year, and now I am homeless and can no longer provide for my son. Doctors’ recommendations for treatment and surgery are ignored and denied. All I want is to get better and... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:32 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as a carpenter, and twisted my knee while carrying plywood. I’ve had three surgeries, and will not be able to return to carpentry work. Because of my work injury, I’m not able to lift anything heavy, climb a ladder, or even walk on... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:30 AM by caaaAdmin
 
The insurer took away half of my compensation for permanent disabilities - $16,000 - SOLELY because I am African-American. I have lost my job, my home, half my compensation and my health after being injured at work. Read the rest of his story: Milton... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:18 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I used to be a winemaker, hiker and swimmer; now I can't even sit long enough to eat a meal. I've waited years for my needed shoulder and back surgeries. My doctor recommended surgery, which has been denied for years by nurses in New Hampshire... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:17 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as an Operating Engineer for many years. I loved my work. A motorcyclist hit me at work and the insurer has denied needed care. I’m still injured and am losing my Temporary Disability due to the 2-year cap. What are we to do? Read the rest... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:10 AM by caaaAdmin
 
The company doctor did me more harm than good. The company stopped my disability benefits. The governor's permanent disability cuts would leave me with just $3,512 to compensate me for the rest of my life. I've worked most of my life at physical... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:10 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked for ten years helping assemble and inspect new cars on the auto assemblyline at the New United Motors plant in Fremont, in the Bay Area. I am a member of the United Auto Workers. My job required me to bend and stoop every day, which injured my... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:07 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked in demolition for Daggett Removal. On August 20, 2002, I was operating a Bobcat skiploader on a slope as we were tearing down a building. I had one leg in the Bobcat and one leg outside. The machine tilted, pinning my right leg between the loader... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:06 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I loved my job. I once said that I would never leave my job unless I was forced out kicking & screaming. After being injured on the job and not being properly cared for, that is pretty much what has happened! Read the rest of his story: Robert Schleifstein... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:05 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as a mechanic for Shasta Readymix. I worked repairing cement mixing trucks. On September 7, 2004, I injured my back lifting the hood of a cement truck. I immediately felt as if my back had been hit by a branding iron. I had shredded two discs... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:04 AM by caaaAdmin
 
On May 31, 2001, I was working as an Assistant Manager for Corning-Revere’s World Kitchen store in Cabazon. While setting up a floor display, I ruptured 3 disks in my back when I twisted and grabbed a falling 4’ x 4’ metal display shelf... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:03 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I needed back surgery so that I could go back to work and have a life. The insurance company just ignored the doctor's request for treatment, so I paid for it myself. Now, I'm out of money and still can't return to work. I worked 11 years... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:02 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I helped Microsoft and my country respond to the September 11 attacks. Now I've been discarded. I've lost my health, my job, my home and years of pay. We fall behind on our bills each month. The care I need has been delayed or denied. Read the... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:01 AM by caaaAdmin

 

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