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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    The other thing is if he doesn't do it quickly the work cover claim might be impacted - they could refuse to pay him for the whole healing time because of the 'likelihood that playing golf made the injury worse' or some kind of work cover blame shifting.
    I completely agree.
    He said last night he hid the fact he had hurt himself from his boss and co workers because he didn't want to deal with workers comp. I don't see why he's not wanting to just admit he hurt himself to his boss, he's got easier work coming up for a fair few weeks so he will have time to heal, he will mostly be doing computer work and only a few things that will require an effort as such.

    He's doing my head in! Golf seems like such a dumb idea if he's actually done something to his thumb, fingers crossed as soon as the swelling goes down it will be fine and it's not a break but I mean he's broken fingers before so I guess he's know what it feels like.. I'd assume lol

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    Can you say no golf unless you see a doctor?

    I totally get where he's coming from. You don't tell anyone at work because you don't want all the paperwork and questions and you think it will get better. But then it doesn't get better and it's hard to admit it now as you will get into trouble for not reporting it straight away. Either way he needs to suck it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    Can you say no golf unless you see a doctor?

    I totally get where he's coming from. You don't tell anyone at work because you don't want all the paperwork and questions and you think it will get better. But then it doesn't get better and it's hard to admit it now as you will get into trouble for not reporting it straight away. Either way he needs to suck it up.
    I could say that but I know 100% that won't work lol he loves golf but I just think it's dumb that he won't at least get it checked. It could simply be just the swelling but it could also be more.

    Oh I get why he doesn't wanna say anything either, the paperwork and then sending him for X-rays and all that. That's what he said last night. He would prefer to not worry about it.
    You are exactly right, if it doesn't get better he will get into trouble for not saying something and getting it looked at. Then I know he would say I did it at home.

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    It's not like his work would have a problem with him getting hurt either. If u know what I mean? It happens. That's why they have safety measures in place, if it didn't happen to him it would of been someone else. I mean accidents happen, he wasn't doing something wrong so he wouldn't get in trouble for getting hurt. He's just being ridiculous.

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    I'd say just let him decide for himself, he's not a child and if he wants to make a bad situation worse than that's his choice.

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    As someone on the WHS committee this p*sses me off.
    If it happened to him it will happens to others. He needs to report it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeful1986 View Post
    I'd say just let him decide for himself, he's not a child and if he wants to make a bad situation worse than that's his choice.
    That's how it is going to be. I can't force him to go so I've told him not to whinge to me when it starts hurting more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    As someone on the WHS committee this p*sses me off.
    If it happened to him it will happens to others. He needs to report it.
    I can't force him to report it, so unfortunately it just gonna have to p!ss u off... It likely has happened to others - he was undoing a massive bolt on the machine he was working on and the tool they have to use slipped and hit his thumb. More complicated of a machine than say a car.

    He did everything correctly so he hasn't done anything wrong to hurt himself, just the bolt got a bit stuck and he had to use more force to undo it.

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    I get why he's saying that. I'm assuming he's a labourer of some kind? Builder/carpenter etc? DH used to work in labouring years ago and severely injured his back at work. Won't get into it but it was their fault bc they were too stingy to fix equipment. He went on worker's comp and was treated appallingly by his bosses and co-workers. He had snide comments, abuse from the boss that he was just sitting on his a@se. They had the company dr filling him with enough endone and oxy to drop a horse trying to force him back to work. When we had workers comp come out to our home we told them what was happening and zero changed.

    Unfortunately in these trades there is a culture that you don't complain and you certainly don't go WC. Not saying he shouldn't at all, I just understand why your DH is not wanting to get it looked at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I get why he's saying that. I'm assuming he's a labourer of some kind? Builder/carpenter etc? DH used to work in labouring years ago and severely injured his back at work. Won't get into it but it was their fault bc they were too stingy to fix equipment. He went on worker's comp and was treated appallingly by his bosses and co-workers. He had snide comments, abuse from the boss that he was just sitting on his a@se. They had the company dr filling him with enough endone and oxy to drop a horse trying to force him back to work. When we had workers comp come out to our home we told them what was happening and zero changed.

    Unfortunately in these trades there is a culture that you don't complain and you certainly don't go WC. Not saying he shouldn't at all, I just understand why your DH is not wanting to get it looked at.
    He's manufacturing/production worker.
    I'm so sorry your dh went through that. That is appalling!

    I know one of his work mates went through workers comp for a back injury he sustained and some how after that he got the sack. It was a decent injury that required a fair amount of surgery and recovery but afterwards the company said he would not be able to complete his required job and fired him. Which was bull because he was ok to work after the recovery. I don't think that's why he's not reporting it I just think he finds it easier to ignore. Like a tough guy approach? I know he wouldn't lose his job, he knows that too but I guess he just thinks maybe bury his head in the sand and it will go away lol I'm just gonna let him do what he wants. He can go see a doctor or he can leave it. Up to him. I am sure he won't report it to work but that's life I guess. They can't change anything to stop it happening again. It was just unlucky.


 

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