Working Questions.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by WookieeForLife, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    I got a cut at work. It was from a can in the garbage. If it gets infected what should I do. Is it covered from work or is it my insurance?
     
  2. SpamBot

    SpamBot Guest

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Maybe you should wash your hand.
     
  3. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    I'm 16 by the way
     
  4. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    It happened at 9 and i washed it rlly good and peroxided it, neosporing and bandaid.
     
  5. SpamBot

    SpamBot Guest

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Unless you're disgustingly unhygienic, you will not get an infection or at least only a minor infection. Wash it regularly and use a product like Neosporin, you'll be fine. Unless you work at the landfill.

    EDIT: So it's already infected? What on earth did you get into?!?!?
     
  6. rcarraher

    rcarraher Guest

    Dec 21, 2008
    First, report it to your boss, then get a tetnis shot, if you haven't gotten one in the last year. Work will probably cover the shot.
     
  7. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    It's not infected. I'm just saying just in case.
     
  8. QuelOround

    QuelOround Guest

    Nov 24, 2008
    Grand Prairie, Texas
    Well if you got it a work I believe you have forty days to fill out a DWC-41.... I live in Texas so it may be different where yoou are from.... anyway that for is to report the incident/injury.... You are supposed to be very detailed with the time and date. If you do that and your job has workers comp insurance it should cover a visit to the doctor, and any antiboitics you made need. If you have any questions let me know I used to do Worker's comp for a living.... It's a huge hassle most of the time though. If your cut isn't serious you might be better off going to your regular doctor.
     
  9. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    Thanks guys for the help. I'm going to let it ride, as I cleaned it out really good and worry about infection when it arises. Thanks.
     
  10. unbridled

    unbridled

    May 26, 2005
    Montana
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    There is a form called a "First Report." It is NOT a claim. Its function is to document the incident and it protects you even beyond the time limit to file an actual claim. It also protects you in case the company decides that they should fire you because they know you have an injury and could possibly file a claim. (their rates could go up) A first report should ALWAYS be filed as soon as possible even for fairly mild injuries. It also keeps them from saying the injury was sustained away from work.

    This could be old information because it's been 5 years since I worked for someone else. At the time, I was President of the local union and situations like this were one of our biggest focuses. It also can vary from state to state and also who the company has carry their W.C. insurance.
     
  11. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    You're gonna die. You better amputate it.
     
  12. rcarraher

    rcarraher Guest

    Dec 21, 2008
    Nah, he won't die. As long as he pours alcohol on it:D
     
  13. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    Maki was that your 2 cents?
     
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    4 cents.
     
  15. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    Maki is Stumbo now?!?!?!?!?!
     
  16. southernrocker

    southernrocker Inactive

    Apr 4, 2009
    You should sue. ;)
     
  17. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    You asked for advice. Got some good advice from people who have several decades more work experience than you yet you persist in not listening.

    Why is that? :rollno:
     
  18. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    Because I asked for advice because I got worried but then I realised the situation isn't all that dangerous so I just went along with it. Tomarro I will talk to my boss about that one form to document it but other than that I think I will be good.
     
  19. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    PA.
    Honestly I think I followed their advice real well. I washed it very good. I put neosporin on it. Put a bandage on it. Check my immunizations, and I have my tetnus shot.Other than the form , I did everything said here.
     
  20. JovialEvil

    JovialEvil Guest

    Jul 23, 2009
    San diego, Ca.
    You should report any injury asap to a supervisor.