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Archive | December, 2011

Greg Parr’s Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 30 December 2011 by admin

“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 and my sight in one eye since this injury at work.”

 

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GARY HOAG’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 30 December 2011 by admin

“I was crushed between two vehicles. I was bleeding profusely and thought I would probably die. I asked the dispatcher to call my wife and tell her that I loved her. But SCIF denies my right leg was injured and has cut off physical therapy. SCIF has denied necessary medical treatment. They’re taking away my only hope.”

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ERIK NEUMAN’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 30 December 2011 by admin

“I was a detective doing anti-gang work until the day I was shot at work. I lost my leg, and my ability to do field police work. I canʼt play ball with my son, Evan, or even carry my daughter, Emily, up to bed after she falls asleep. I have to pay others to do everyday things I used to do myself.”

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Erica Domen’s Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

“I’ve lost my arm, my job, my freedom and my joy in living. I cannot trust workers comp to help me fully recover.”

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DOLORES “DEE” TURNER’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

“Iʼve lost my career in law enforcement. Iʼve had four back surgeries and my jaw hinges are disintegrating after ʻbiting the bulletʼ in pain for ten years. No treatment for my jaw has been approved, although the approved doctor said workersʼ comp. must pay for care. I canʼt eat solids and itʼs difficult when I speak. I often want to die. Pain controls my every move, word and thought.”

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DIANNE FITZPATRICK’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

The insurer denied medical care, cut off temporary disability, and cut my disability compensation nearly in half due to low bone density that all middle-aged women have.

 

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COLEEN DELVECCHIO’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

“I didn’t become permanently disabled for life by choice. But I have to deal with the cards I have been dealt. I don’t understand how our governor and the insurance companies can take a disabled person like myself, cut off ALL financial aide and basically sentence me to homelessness, bankruptcy and the loss of everything I have worked so hard for.”

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CHARLES SPEAR’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

“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?”

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CELSO CORTEZ’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

“I lost my leg and both feet due to the insurance companyʼs denial of my claim and delay of treatment. Now, Iʼm about to lose my home due to the governorʼs disability compensation cuts.”

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BILL PARKIN’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 29 December 2011 by admin

“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?”

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