work related injury

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Bowser, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    So a guy at work was pushing boxes off a high shelf at work, and one of those boxes fell on my face, the edge of the box hitting on the ridge of my nose between my eyes. Anyways, along with the gash on my nose, my left eye ball turned solid red with the exception of the iris. It looks pretty weird. I was going to let it slide but have decided to get it checked by a doctor on Monday. It's been very sensitive to bright light, it hurts when i move it, and my floaters are very noticeable now.

    I've never been part in a serious work-related accident until now. I suppose I'm fortunate that my nose wasn't broken.
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Are you thinking about a lawsuit?
     
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  5. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    More floaters? larger than normal floaters? Get it checked Monday for sure. Not trying to scare you, but if you start to see a dark patch in your vision that doesn't move... Retina starting to come away. This does not always happen immediately after the accident. Also, If you do ''see'' this dark patch it will appear light when you close your eyes. That is, the patch is dark with eye open and bright when eye closed. I hope you don't have this.
     
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  7. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    No, didn't even cross my mind. It was an accident. I was a participant, so I can't claim the victim. I saw what was happening and probably should have said something before getting whacked in the face.

    Well, I did see shadows for the first few minutes afterwards, but they went away. I talked to an advice nurse and a doctor over the phone yesterday. They definitely want me to see an eye doctor on Monday, but the doctor believed an emergency room visit wasn't necessary.

    It's funny because I haven't taken a blow to the face for more than 30 years, when I was in the army. It looks like someone punched me square between the eyes. I can only imagine what people are thinking when I go out to the store or elsewhere. The blow did bring me to my knees.
     
  8. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    We had an employee who was in the office watin for work to begin... an ther leg had gone to sleep while sittin in a chair an when they got up they stumpled an broke ther foot an workers comp paid for that injury... an anuther time an employee slipped on ice in the parkin lot of the office buldin an workers comp paid for that injury... an anuther time an employee slipped on a step at a store on the way to work an tried to get workers comp but they woudnt pay... lol.!!!
     
  9. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

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    Did you fill out an accident report with your employer or at the very least inform your supervisor of it?
    A few years back, I slipped at work and fell straight on my back. It stunned me a bit, but I didn't think much of it. I did tell my supervisor about it however. Went to work the next day, and while my back was a bit stiff and sore where I landed, it didn't slow me down much. That night, I woke in great pain which only got worse if I moved. (It was like getting a really bad cramp in a pulled muscle.) I was finally able to get out of bed and went into work just long enough to fill out the accident form (since I had reported the accident to my supervisor, they didn't question it.) I then got in to see a doctor who checked for broken ribs (not the case), and concluded that it was muscle spasms. She gave me some pain meds, a rib belt, and put me on limited duty. Since I had formally filed the accident report, workers comp paid for the doctor's visit and I wasn't out of anything.
     
  10. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm working through a temp agency right now. Both my employer and the client have been informed. The client went through the process of documenting the accident. I'm hoping to avoid worker's comp since I'm hoping it won't cost me more than a co-payment for the doctor visit.
     
  11. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Their probably dilate your pupils and check your retinas with a slit lamp.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slit_lamp
     
  12. superstring01 Moderator

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    Did you report it upon seeing the doctor or to any leader at work? I spent 15 years in HR and have been to a quadrillion worker's comp cases in my life. You're well protected if you're in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe. In particular, the US and Canada essentially give you until the day your great grandchildren pass from this earth to file a claim. #Hyperbole But you really should file a claim. It's important and it will absolutely make your life much easier if/when you discover that the hit caused you a brain bleed and you need to get admitted and have holes drilled into your head.

    Not saying that's gonna happen ... but it HAS happened. Literally. At a Walmart I was an HR manager at. In this case, it was a printer hitting an older woman's head as she took it off the shelf in the stockroom. In her case, someone witnessed it and then reported it for her. She was all, "Oh fooey. I'm fine. I'm going back to work." Until we found out a week later that she was admitted to the hospital complaining about headaches after the box hit her head. She recovered but never returned to work and it turns out that the strike was well-linked to a small bruise she had inside her head that caused her to be admitted.

    It doesn't make you a user or exploitative. It does make you smart. Hope this helps.
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I am tempted to remark about the giver versus the receiver, but you're probably not in the mood for that right now. I'll wait.

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  14. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the advise. I made sure to report the accident. I walked into the manager's office with a bloody nose right after the accident, and he did file an accident report the next day. I'm a little disappointed that the temp agency hasn't bothered to check with me since I left them a message after the accident. My biggest concern was my eye, and I wanted to make certain that should it go south I was covered. It does seem better today, even though my healthcare provider failed to call me about an appointment with the ophthalmologist.

    Eh, s**t happens. It's a reminder that life is short and can turn on a dime. It has made me a little paranoid. I find myself more cautious around the slightest potential of danger at work.
     
  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Nobody gets me.


    You were on you knees. And you got a blow. Usually, it's the other guy who gets it.
     
  16. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    Now now david, this is a family forum.
     
  17. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Well, if that was sex, it was the roughest sex of my life.
     
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  18. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, talked with them today. Pretty much what they said.
     

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