Injured Workers' Stories 

 

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Jesse Ceniceros
"I worked as a Lockheed mechanic for 19 years. I was at the top of my profession. Ten years ago this week I was injured on the job. Now, I can barely stand or walk far, or even play with my grand kids. The insurance company won't even pay for...
Published Wed, Jun 3 2009 1:17 PM by caaaAdmin
 
"I fractured my back when a stage fell on me during the take down of a Madonna concert. The company doctor gave me pain pills and told me to 'move on.' I'm in pain constantly; I feel as if an ice pick is stuck in my back. I've lost... 
Published Mon, Apr 27 2009 11:19 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I was working my dream job as a Motorcycle Technician. One day, in the course of my work, I was running a test of a new motorcycle. As I was riding on the freeway, a truck swerved and hit me. I was going 50 mph and went head-first into the guardrail.... 
Published Fri, Feb 20 2009 12:55 PM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as a truck driver for 27 years. In April of 2005, as I was preparing a load in the back of the truck, the roll-up door malfunctioned and rolled up. The strap was hanging down, and the only way for me to close the door was to jump up & grab... 
Published Tue, Feb 10 2009 6:44 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I assumed the State of California would back me up if I were injured on my job as a CHP Officer. Boy was I wrong. I put my health and safety at risk to protect the people of California. Where is the protection that workers comp insurance promised me?... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:17 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I lost my leg and both feet due to the insurance company's denial of my claim and delay of treatment. Now, I'm about to lose my home due to the governorʼs disability compensation cuts. I worked for 22 years as a lead technician and assembler,... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:16 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked as an Account Supervisor for an advertising agency for 15 years. While working at a promotional event in June 2004, I had to lift several product stands without any help. I ruptured a disc in my back. In May 2005, I underwent surgery, and my... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:11 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I was a schoolteacher for many years. I loved my job. There is no better feeling than having a positive impact on children and seeing them respond and grow. But in December 2001, I was trying to remove a disruptive student from the class. I stretched... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:09 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I was a deputy district attorney, a felony trial prosecutor, for Los Angeles County, assigned to the Long Beach Court. The Court is in disrepair, and soon after I arrived, work was begun on the escalators. The escalators began to suddenly stop when people... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:08 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked at the Hershey’s factory as a Machine Operator/ Sanitation relief worker. On March 24, 2007, while cleaning the batter machine that grinds chocolate crumbs to powder, another employee accidently turned on the power to the machine. The rotating... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:07 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I am a Deputy Sheriff for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Dept. I have a degree in Law Enforcement and was a detective in the anti-gang unit of the department. On December 8, 2004, I was undergoing sniper training with three other deputies. I was... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:05 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked 18 years for an aerospace industry company, BodyCote International. We provided metal services to airlines like Boeing and Northrop. In August 2004, I was driving a forklift, moving parts from one area to another, when I suddenly felt sharp pain... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:04 AM by caaaAdmin
 
I worked for 26 years for C&S Propellers in Glendale. I worked assembling and installing propellers on military and civilian aircraft. My job required me to lift propeller assemblies that weighed over 100 pounds. On April 4, 2004, I was lifting a... 
Published Wed, Dec 10 2008 8:03 AM by caaaAdmin
 

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