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Claudette Brewer Horror Story

Posted on 28 August 2013 by admin

“The Wal-Mart management team was supposed to make sure I was treated for my injuries, instead was more concerned about cleaning up the floor where I fell. I was left in a wheelchair waiting for over three hours in personal while they figure out what to do…

Plus, my case is being mishandled by including prior injuries and cases by the insurance company that have absolutely no relation to the present case. Furthermore, the settlement offered was nothing more but cents for the non-worked hours during the 27 months of incapacitation.”

About me: My name is Claudette and I live in Riverside, California.

My family I am a mother of five grown children.

My Job and What Happened: After working as a cashier for two years for Wal-Mart proudly providing for, raising and educating my children as a single mother, I have sustained a work injury on March 8th, 2011. The first-degree injuries were concentrated to the shoulder, knee, hip and the lower lumbar area. The second-degree conditions developed as the time and workman’s comp case progressed at the psychological level.

How Workers’ Comp was supposed to help me: Workers compensation insurance was to provide me with medical care to heal my injuries, help me return to work, and help provide relief from loss of income. After two years, I’m still injured, out of work, and can’t even provide for myself, nor have a social life or go to church as I used to, and lost my car due to financial hardship. My case should be plainly concluded due to the video footage – evidence of the work accident provided by my employer and lawyer. The insurance should stop any attempts of including any past issues and history from my life unrelated to the case in attempts to relate them to current workers’ comp case. In addition, employers should provide adequate training to their employees on how to handle first hand injured workers during the first moments of a work accident as well as how to report the incident.

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Rozy Press Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 28 May 2013 by admin

I was an art teacher at Sepulveda Middle School in the San Fernando School, Los Angeles District. On December 8, 2000, I was sprayed in my face with the toxic chemicals from a fire extinguisher by one of my students. I can no longer teach or live the same life.”

About me: My name is Rozy Press and I live in Woodland Hills, California.

My family: I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to two grandkids.

My Job and What Happened: After working for 17 years as a teacher for LAUSD, on December 8, 2000, I was sprayed in my face with the toxic chemicals from a fire extinguisher by one of my students. Following this accident, I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, nodules on the lungs and fibro fog. Therefore, I suffer of memory loss, get exhausted after just a couple of hours, and am in pain constantly. LAUSD did not call paramedics for first aid. Plus, LAUSD did not call a Hazmat team for clean up of toxins. Now I am permanently totally disabled.

How Workers’ Comp was supposed to help me: Workers compensation insurance was to provide me with medical care to heal my injuries, help me return to work, and help provide relief from loss of income. After 13 years, I’m still injured, out of work, and can’t even play with my grandkids, have a social life or go to church as I used to, and I’m losing my house due to financial hardship. The AME apportioned my total disability to what he admitted was a misdiagnosis, but he did it anyway because it had been suggested to him by the judge. This was an injustice, because it reduced the value of my permanent disability compensation by ten times from what it would have been without apportionment. My workers’ comp case advanced to California Supreme Court. Is the workers’ comp system designed to prolong cases, or to restore the worker as soon as possible to the condition or close to the condition at the time of the accident?

 

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KYLE VAN HOUTEN’S Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 20 January 2012 by admin

“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. Iʼve lost my active youth and now the governor is taking most of my Permanent Disability compensation.”

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ROBERT NARES’ Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 20 January 2012 by admin

“I lost my leg and now I’ve lost most of my compensation for my Permanent Disabilities.”

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LAURIE DARR’S Horror Story

Posted on 20 January 2012 by admin

“I hurt my back, nearly died after back surgery and still need more surgery to put rods in my spine. Iʼve lost my job and my savings. The governorʼs schedule awards me just $7,816.”

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Terri DeLaFiganiere’s Horror Story

Posted on 20 January 2012 by admin

“I hurt my shoulder and neck at work. The day before I was to have surgery, the insurer canceled the operation. The constant denial and delay of treatment has worsened my injury. Iʼve gone from being a child support enforcement officer to barely being able to support my own kids. ”

 

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JOHN LUBY’S Injured Worker’s Horror Story

Posted on 20 January 2012 by admin

“I lost my knee, my job and my health. Iʼm supporting my family of five on $870 a month. Iʼm depressed but the insurance company denied counseling, MRI and surgery.”

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SCOTT HAYES’ Injured Worker’s Horror Story

Posted on 19 January 2012 by admin

“Injured workers have tremendous problems getting insurance companies to provide necessary care on accepted injuries. Insurance companies have shown they are unconcerned with harming legitimately injured workers as long as they can avoid liability.”

 

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LISA ESCALANTE’S Injured Worker’s Horror Story

Posted on 19 January 2012 by admin

“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 companies.”

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SARAH’S (alias) Injured Worker Horror Story

Posted on 19 January 2012 by admin

“I helped Microsoft and my country respond to the September 11 attacks. Now Iʼve been discarded. Iʼve 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.

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