Waitress Blew Out Knee When Checking On Her Dogs, but Appellate Court ...
Shaydak brought her two dogs to work with her that day, saying later that she was sure they would be warmer in her car than stuck outside at home.
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#1 Sep 26, 2011
So much for fence climbing on the Mexican border. Wonder if she had a lawyer?
#2 Sep 26, 2011
Although this claim was clearly not worthy it should be pointed out that the Workman's Comp system in Arizona is known for denying legitimate claims.
Once I was injured at work and required surgery. The claim was approved, but took 6 weeks for the approval, another month to schedule the surgery and then I was not released to return to work for another 3 months at which time there was no longer a job. I was off work for 6 months total and the claim payed for only 6 weeks. Yes I could of appealed but you need to hire an attorney that you pay for yourself. A 7 dollar an hour job does not leave much for Attorny fees.
Workman's comp is administrated by well paid employees of the state. THAT is where the money your employer pays into the system goes.
#3 Sep 26, 2011
How could any part of that story be construed to fall under 'Workman's Comp.? How was that injury part of her assigned job? I hope you can clarify this, because I cannot see a claim or a complaint.
#4 Sep 27, 2011
Clearly the claim should have been denied, she had NO claim. I never suggested she should have prevailed.
My tale was cautionary because the system is rigged against legitimate claims, to make difficult and avoid paying claims while handsomely rewarding administrative law judges to deny claims.
Denial of claims is common requiring appeals.
My first comment was a "joke". I hope YOU will clarify how I suggested her claim was legitimate.
#5 Sep 27, 2011
My bad. I have to eat the crow on this one. I read the article first, and knowing that the "New Times" is not the most unimpeachable source of fact, made some bad assumptions.
As a side note, however, I have worked with the system from both the labor and management sides of the fence, and have not personally witnessed denial of legitimate claims.
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