Injured Workers' Stories Continued

 

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I worked as a Nurse’s Aide, providing home support to people with disabilities. I began this work taking care of my husband during his illness, and then my brother. I enjoyed my work and felt valuable in helping sick individuals navigate their homes... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:02 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I fell and broke my elbow at work, also injuring my shoulder. The insurance carrier has denied treatment for my elbow, because my claim used the word ‘arm’ instead of 'ulna.' I am a single father, have diabetes and have lost my job... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:00 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I tore my rotator cuff at work. The insurance carrier denied needed surgery, then cut off temporary disability benefits after twenty-four months. How can they delay recovery and take away disability as a result of their denial of needed care? Read the... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:59 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I owned a successful refrigeration business. I was trained in sheet metal work, and was proud of having built a business for my family. In November of 2002, while on my way to a job, I was rear-ended at a stoplight by a driver going 70 mph. An MRI revealed... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 3:58 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I ruined my knee breaking up a fight in the mental hospital where I worked. After a year of delays and denials, the insurance company approved a knee replacement. It failed. I’ve lost my job, our home and have no income. Read the rest of his story... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:57 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I have worked at Safeway since 1971. I was a meat cutter. As meatcutters, we work in very cold temperatures and there is a great deal of stress on the shoulder from lifting and cutting meat. My shoulder had been bothering me for some time. When I could... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:56 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I was running an errand for work when a drunk driver hit my car! My pelvis, jaw and hip were broken. The insurance carrier won’t approve or pay for treatments, specialists, or pain management. I worked as a receptionist. I was running an errand... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:53 AM by caaaAdmin
 
Joe worked for 25 years as a welder, and also learned to be a machinist. Two decades of lifting and bending heavy steel wore out two discs in Joe’s back. Joe was in constant pain and became deeply depressed. It was SCIF’s denial of Joe’s... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:52 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I lost my knee, my job and my health. I’m supporting my family of five on $870 a month. I’m depressed but the insurance company denied counseling, MRI and surgery. I worked as an Auto Technician at Branco Shell Station. I loved my job, and... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:51 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I have worked at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco as a room cleaner for the past 20 years. Several years ago I fell while cleaning a bathroom, and by May 2004, I was in such pain I couldn’t continue to work. I had ruptured 3 disks... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:49 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I tore cartilage in my knee at work. Surgery was denied, and then unsuccessful. Temporary disability support was taken away. I have lost my apartment, my savings and everything I worked so hard to build up. $3,500 is not adequate compensation for my disability... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:48 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I lost my leg in a construction accident. I went from being an All-State football player to feeling like less than a whole person. I've lost my active youth and now the governor is taking most of my Permanent Disability compensation. Read the rest... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:47 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I taught dance for 25 years and worked as a Technical Analyst. The work stations at my analyst job were not ergonomically correct. My job was to set up channel lines that involved hours of keyboarding. In 2001, after years of doing this, my hands began... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:45 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I hurt my back, nearly died after back surgery and still need more surgery to put rods in my spine. I've lost my job and my savings. The governor's schedule awards me just $7,816. I worked for Target as a Sales Floor Clerk. My job entailed cleaning... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:42 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as an Emergency Room site coordinator. On July 23, 2007, as I was getting ready to leave for the day, I lost my balance and fell. I layed there for about 45 minutes before I was able to pull myself up off of the floor. I had extreme pain in my... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:38 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I've lost my job, my health insurance and my marriage. The insurance company took away my doctor, stopped physical therapy and has kept me waiting for surgery. Soon, I'll lose even my temporary disability support. I fear I'll end up sleeping... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 7:36 AM by caaaAdmin

 

 

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