Workman's Comp Question....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Iowa Roo Mom, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I just twisted my ankle running to a code. It hurts pretty bad- but the question is, should I report it to my supervisor, or say that it happened at home? I'm pretty sure it's just sprained...
     
  2. ALWAYS report an injury, no matter how trivial it might seem at the momemnt. Injuries have a way of turning into something worse, and this way you have documentation on what, when, how, and who did it.
     
  3. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    I would report it. They don't like it, but if it ends up needing treatment or surgery then time off. Well you get the drift.
     
  4. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    Report it, just in case it is something worse than just a sprain.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Report it - premiums only go up when there are ALOT of significant injuries at a work place.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    Report it. always. It could come back and bite you in the tush someday..always..always report it.

    Now what happend with the code? [​IMG]
     
  7. sesa

    sesa Songster

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    Why would you say it happened at home if you hurt it at work?
     
  8. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    We were self employed and had workman's comp. One employee said he twisted his ankle here so dh took him in to be seen and we filed it with our workman's comp.

    Then dh drove him home and saw a torn up recliner sitting in this guys yard he said he got mad and kicked that morning and threw it out of the house. uh huh... happened at work my hind end.... anyway, it was our only claim and nothing happened.

    But if I were you and you are not being deceptive and it really did happen at work... then by all means report it. As the others have said, you need to have it looked at. If you are in pain you could be injuring it more by repeated standing and walking. Could be a little bit of pain relievers and what they call RICE... rest, ice, compression, and elevation is what you need to mend your body so you can be more effective in your job when you are mended.

    regards,
    gretchen
     
  9. beak

    beak On vacation

    Dec 12, 2008
    Kiowa, Colorado
    I tripped over a step when I was going in to a body shop. Put my hand out to break my fall and tore my rotator cuff. I decided not to file and between deductible and co-pay I was out 2000.00. I figured it was my fault so why should my company take a hit. I was also a little worried they would hold it against me. I had only been with them for 6 mos at the time.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What everyone else said, always, always, always report accidents, even if it's something small, like a paper cut. One of my college instructors had told a story of her dad getting a paper cut and dying from it.

    Worker's comp is insurance that is readily available. If you don't need it, then fine, but if you do, and you don't report it, then guess who's footing the bill?

    I would be in so much debt if it weren't for worker's comp. I've had 2 worker's comp cases, both of them requiring major treatment. One was a torn ACL, needed reconstructive surgery, 5 days hospitalization, and 3 months of physical therapy. The other was a back injury. Many different treatments (steroid injections, nerve tests, etc. etc.), at leat 9 months of therapy, 4 or 5 different specialists. I would be in serious trouble if it weren't for worker's comp.
     

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