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Re: “The daily grind: Shaft turning on workers again today

This is absurd! My husband is 68, loved working, wanted to die at his desk or be raptured from there, but due to wet towels being on a bathroom floor he slipped at work and fell 11 months ago! He has been in 3 hospitals, had over a dozen doctors, has had 2 surgeries and we will know next week if a 3rd surgery is going to be done! My husband's hands and legs are numb from nerve damage. He gets little to no sleep and cannot do hardly anything! Until this fall he golfed, fished, worked in our yard and enjoyed the normal life that has been taken away from him! He is not abusing ANY system! He is being abused by a system! We watched as a van picked up panhandlers near our home the other day, let out others and as the van pulled up beside us they had already taken their rags off and were on their cell phones! We read in some states where these panhandlers make $250,000 a year! They are abusing the system! Not a truly injured worker! Arkansas ranks in the #3 lowest in Workers Comp payments! Please, State of Arkansas...take care of these workers who have worked long and hard and deserve much more, not less! Oh, yes.....they are behind in paying the weekly benefit! Oh, no problem, we can handle that, too! I want to write a book and call it, "The Roadblocks and Stumbling Blocks through Arkansas Workers Compensation". It does not have to be this way! We have watched doctors buckle under the pressure by insurance companies and their case managers! Instead of cutting an injured workers pay by a third, it should be raised an additional 50% or more for all they have to go through! Months and weeks of just delaying and stalling!
I bet if a legislator slipped on a wet floor he would be taken care of! My husband is also a veteran and has said Workers Comp is worse than 2 tours of duty and near death in Vietnam!

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Posted by MeMe to 5 on 03/22/2017 at 9:05 PM


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