Has he been paying the WC?Working on a vav box up about 10' up in the ceiling when I leaned on a light fixture (2x2 in t-bar) the thing just fell apart I fell backwards on my elbows and back, fractured my right arm.
I just got out of the hospital, my boss chewed me a new one before I was even out of the hospital.
Now he's asking me if he can pay cash for my dr. bills instead of using workers comp.
what should I do?
can I sue some one for not installing the light fixture correctly? the t- bar wasn't connected properly , No ceiling wires and the whole thing wasn't screwed together the way it should be.
In 91 my ankle was $10,000.00 for the surgery, plates, pins and screws alone.He will come out ahead if he just pays WC, hospital bills could be way more, I've seen broken arms cost over $20,000
You'd do what? Are you serious? Were you the kid who threatened to kill himself if daddy didn't by him a new toy? Here you want kill your business, (and it would be dead by the time the lawyers were through with you). for the sake of revenge? Revenge for what exactly? An accident? Holy cow.hell Id lay you off after a while.
Listen, i am a boss, and have had to deal with a few of these over the years. The truth of the matter is it pisses us of to no end when you get hurt in the field. When our comp policy gets hit, it can have Long Lasting affects on our rates that you can't begin to fathom. Box not installed correctly or not, it should not have happened, there is a certain about of carelessness that you must take responsibility for. All that aside, i realize this is the cost of doing business, our employees make $ for us on a daily basis and sometimes as much as it sucks, we have to step up and pay the piper. welcome to CT, get well, get back to work asap, forget the suing stuff, your boss must cover this, out of his pocket, or with his comp......