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Where do you go when lawyers won't be bothered

Postby jmscoma » June 19th, 2008, 5:45 am

I was pulling a cable through a vent closet, when I reached around a flex duct. I struck the back of my hand on a sheet metal stud cutting two tendons behind the pointer finger Right hand. I was taken to the hosp. They stitched the wound and sent me to a plstic surgen who was also a hand specialist. She sewed up the tendons and then hand therapy. Workers comp than told me they would be taking a years salary and average out a weekly salary and pay 66.6% of that. Then I was told that they would also with hold a weeks pay just like a employer does.Now try as I might I cant figure out thier math. I told them they must be doing thier job because I was served a eviction notice. I have gone overdraft into the thousands due to auto withdrawls on loans that untill the accident were payed on time. Where do I go to recover my life.
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Postby Webmaster » June 19th, 2008, 8:23 am

What state workers' comp. system was this with? Although we're in Oregon we get postings from around the world.
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Postby jmscoma » June 19th, 2008, 4:51 pm

The injury happened in Beverton Or. I was taken to St Vincents Hosp.
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Back to work and Life

Postby jmscoma » August 2nd, 2008, 8:09 pm

I have now been back to work 3.5 mos. The co. I was working for really offered no help with the situation(non union). The health ins. was 700+ every month.Witch of course at the salary they paid was out of question. My wife has had 3 sets of minor strokes, 2 neck surgeries(disc replacement). Needless to say she cant work anymore(just after 3 yrs getting ssd). Workers comp calls and says my doctor put in last resolution visit report, that loss of radius in 2 fingers requires partial dissability. So they say it wont be alot, Isay any help with gas for work I can get!!!!!!
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Re: Where do you go when lawyers won't be bothered

Postby yourbestfriend » August 21st, 2009, 7:59 pm

jmscoma wrote:I was pulling a cable through a vent closet, when I reached around a flex duct. I struck the back of my hand on a sheet metal stud cutting two tendons behind the pointer finger Right hand. I was taken to the hosp. They stitched the wound and sent me to a plstic surgen who was also a hand specialist. She sewed up the tendons and then hand therapy. Workers comp than told me they would be taking a years salary and average out a weekly salary and pay 66.6% of that. Then I was told that they would also with hold a weeks pay just like a employer does.Now try as I might I cant figure out thier math. I told them they must be doing thier job because I was served a eviction notice. I have gone overdraft into the thousands due to auto withdrawls on loans that untill the accident were payed on time. Where do I go to recover my life.


Call your adjuster and politely demand an explanation. In Oregon, your wage should be averaged if you receive overtime or work a varying schedule. This can cut both ways. If you haven't worked for a significant part of the last year, your average wage could be significantly less than your hourly rate. You will receive 66 2/3% of your average wage. This is supposed to approximate your net wages, but if you have a lot of exemptions, such as children, this could be significantly less than your normal net wages.

The typical payment schedule looks something like this. Your first payment will typically exclude the first three days (called the 3 day wait) and you will only be paid for these 3 days if you are hospitalized overnight or released from ALL work for 14 days. If you are released to modified work of any kind, you will not be paid the 3 day wait even if your employer cannot accommodate your work restrictions. However, the first payment usually extends through the day that the payment is made.

The second payment usually has the week in arrears. Meaning it will be paid 14 days after the first payment, but only cover 8 days. If the '3 day wait' is owed, it will be paid at this time to mitigate the week in arrears. Since it is often not owed, most call this the 'week in the rear'.

From this point forward, you will continue to receive a check every 14 days and it will cover a full two week period with the 6 day lag time due to the week in arrears. You will ultimately be paid up to the day you return to full duty work.

The laws are complex in regard to time loss. Your adjuster should be able to explain it. If not, the Workers' Compensation Ombudsmans' office is a great resource.
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Postby ZosseIsonFuro » August 26th, 2009, 3:55 pm

Having watched the Cake United game and last nights its like a car crash, I just canny help it it is really difficult to see where a goal, other than an unforced OG, might come from.
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