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boy, did I eff-up!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bablazer73, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    well, monday night, while working on my plow truck, I slipped on the snow in my driveway and tore the ligements in my right ankle! went to doc yestarday for followup and I'm gonna have to have surgery! out of work for 3 1/2 months!! so I am gonna have to sell something! starting with the 76, then 87, hopefully i can atleast keep the 73!! both the 76 and 87 are stick trucks, So i can't even freakin drive them now!!
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    damn dude that sucks /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif sorry to hear that /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    That sucks Henry!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Rene
     
  4. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    don't you have insurance and temporary diasbility on your job?
     
  5. bablazer73

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    As i am finding out? NO! NY State has a disability insurance program that I thought was gonna help out, But I found out that since the company I work for is based out of Maryland, and i get dispatched from Connecticut, I don't qualify for that either! so I am cashless!! I am trying to find out if I can get help through connecticut, since Thats the depot I work from. Even though I pay NY taxes! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    what company do you work for?

    your corp. HR should be able to help you out with FMLA leave or short term disability, something!
     
  7. bablazer73

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    nope! already asked.
    I work For Cowan systems. A trucking company in Maryland.
     
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    I had a similar injury while serving in the Army(tore the three exterior ligaments). You can postpone the ankle surgery by wearing a ankle brace and some boots for support until the timing is right/better for the surgery. Once the ligaments are torn you cant do any further damage to them(assuming all three are severed). I was on crutches for a month and in a walking cast for another. The good news is after the surgery you shouldn't suffer any long term affects...I played three years of college football on mine and have never sprained it since the surgery.

    Oh...BTW I kept driving a stick while wearing a cast and I was on crutches...just had to use my toes to manipulate the pedal.

    The upside for me was Uncle Sam covered my medical expenses, I was able to finish my tour of duty, and I am listed as Disabled Veteran.
     
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    Oh man dude.. that !@# blows.

    See if you can install a hand clutch of some sort- I know you have to drive stick for work, those clutches generally arent soft....
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Shoulda ace bandaged the hell out of your ankle, went to work when scheduled, and then slipped in the snow....
     
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    You messed up your right ankle correct? Well why dont you get one of those hand controled things, a kid here at my college has one to control the brake and gas. Then you could still use your left foot for the clutch.
     
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    Damn that sucks! I hope you have a speedy Recovery
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    what company do you work for?

    your corp. HR should be able to help you out with FMLA leave or short term disability, something!

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    This is federal stuff. The short term disability is something through your work and pay's you though your normal pay. I just had to make a Short term FMLA claim last month.

    You need to find somebody else because I am pretty confident you have the feds on your side on this one.
     
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    I called NY State. Since I am an "out of state" Employee, I don't put into it with NY. There is an option with My own health insurance, but I, for some STUPID reason opted not to??? I opted for the max coverage on evrything, but managed to miss that! I don't know what federal agency I could call. NYS denied me, and connecticut doesn't offer anything.
     
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    I'd contact a personal injury lawyer..

    There is stuff you can do...
    You just have to hit below the belt like they are to you! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    problem is I did it at home, in my own driveway!! I can sue..... myself?
     
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    problem is I did it at home, in my own driveway!! I can sue..... myself?

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    Sure you can and then get psyciatric help to say you have split personality. Then you can collect SS and Disability. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    and loose the house to...the laywers???
     
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    What about your Homeowners Insurance ???? mine covers accidents that happen to people on my property I.E. dog bites ,slipping on walkways, stuff like that hope you get better soon
     

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