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#61 User is offline   DARRELLGEMMA 

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:48 PM

View Postmini, on Feb 5 2007, 03:38 PM, said:

It depends what your injury is. Mine was shoulders neck spine etc. Left shoulder came to about 8% off hand and right one came to about the same, however assessors forgot to include neck etc, so Judge sent them back to do it again.

Adding the 8% for left and extra 5% for neck bought the left shoulder up to 13% (one would think!!) add the same for the right shoulder and neck and you would think it would add to 26% but it does not. It only adds to 17% WPI as the 13% were UEI for each shoulder which then had to be put through the table in the AMA guides.

Now these figures may not be exactly what mine equate too as it was a long time ago. But the principle is correct.

If you dont have the AMA Guides you should get it from the Library. I have to have ours brought in from outside the region as there is none in our Local Library and I have been doing this since 2001. While going through Reviews and Appeal.

Then you have to learn to read it.

UEI = Upper Extremity Impairment
WPI = Whole Person Impairement which is what equates to $$$$ for your impairment.

Your injury will be set out in the AMA Guides so you can follow the Range of Motion guides etc to get to 'degrees' which are then changed into %.

I had a letter from my Orthopedic Surgeon who explained some of the principle of this being the closest they can get to anything that even looks suitable. Although I think it is mighty unfair as it does not take 'loss of strength' into account. You might be able to do things with one leg missing or even two but try doing much with two arms with massive loss of strength and limited range of motion.

Thank god the operations took again a lot of the pain.

Potting plants is even a struggle.

Anyhow mustnt groan as am still here.

Cheers
Mini

Afternoon Mini darrell my injuries sensitive claim for sexual abuse & physical claim for my left knee which i have had a successful operation on. When acc assessed my sensitive claim i came in at 15% whole person impairment but the wankers apportioned 10% off which is not allowed as acc reckons it is my left knee is more complicated. When you look at it from an angle grade 4 quadriceps weakness which is supported by 3 independent orthopaedic specialists including the specialist who did the operation. Even the specialist is pissed off with those bastards called acc for not doing enough to help me. I can tell you now that all acc do is sit on there arses e-mailing there other halves for a decent bloody shag no wonder we get nowhere.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:19 PM

View Postdarrellpearce, on Feb 5 2007, 03:48 PM, said:

View Postmini, on Feb 5 2007, 03:38 PM, said:

It depends what your injury is. Mine was shoulders neck spine etc. Left shoulder came to about 8% off hand and right one came to about the same, however assessors forgot to include neck etc, so Judge sent them back to do it again.

Adding the 8% for left and extra 5% for neck bought the left shoulder up to 13% (one would think!!) add the same for the right shoulder and neck and you would think it would add to 26% but it does not. It only adds to 17% WPI as the 13% were UEI for each shoulder which then had to be put through the table in the AMA guides.

Now these figures may not be exactly what mine equate too as it was a long time ago. But the principle is correct.

If you dont have the AMA Guides you should get it from the Library. I have to have ours brought in from outside the region as there is none in our Local Library and I have been doing this since 2001. While going through Reviews and Appeal.

Then you have to learn to read it.

UEI = Upper Extremity Impairment
WPI = Whole Person Impairement which is what equates to $$$$ for your impairment.

Your injury will be set out in the AMA Guides so you can follow the Range of Motion guides etc to get to 'degrees' which are then changed into %.

I had a letter from my Orthopedic Surgeon who explained some of the principle of this being the closest they can get to anything that even looks suitable. Although I think it is mighty unfair as it does not take 'loss of strength' into account. You might be able to do things with one leg missing or even two but try doing much with two arms with massive loss of strength and limited range of motion.

Thank god the operations took again a lot of the pain.

Potting plants is even a struggle.

Anyhow mustnt groan as am still here.

Cheers
Mini

Afternoon Mini darrell my injuries sensitive claim for sexual abuse & physical claim for my left knee which i have had a successful operation on. When acc assessed my sensitive claim i came in at 15% whole person impairment but the wankers apportioned 10% off which is not allowed as acc reckons it is my left knee is more complicated. When you look at it from an angle grade 4 quadriceps weakness which is supported by 3 independent orthopaedic specialists including the specialist who did the operation. Even the specialist is pissed off with those bastards called acc for not doing enough to help me. I can tell you now that all acc do is sit on there arses e-mailing there other halves for a decent bloody shag no wonder we get nowhere.

My left knee is lower extremity, grade4 quadriceps weakness , manual muscle testing 5% + 5% =10%
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 02:58 PM

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:30 PM

View Postmini, on Feb 6 2007, 03:58 PM, said:

I am exiting this 'conversation'.

Mini it is Darrell Pearce here. Please explain why you are exiting this conversation. If you want to send me an e-mail about your injuries i would be most happy to help you out in a way see my comments about Doctor Kevin Morris, Bad acc case managers & team leaders, complaints investigators, & finally acc assessors. If you are going to review & you want somebody to help put your case let me know because i can help in a way.
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:59 PM

View Postmini, on Jan 7 2007, 08:56 PM, said:

Dopple and Greg

I don't know how to work my scanner proberly let alone this system on line here, so sorry can only post the Bull case. Maybe someone who is reading this and has it could post it up in PDF.

My only other option is to take time out of the busy schedule to learn how to do it rather than researching the issues at hand. Would be a shame to waste such talent eh?? :lol:

Evening Mini it is Darrell here. I will see if i can scan the bull case on tuesday & i will get it e-mailed to my address & i will post it on the acc forum website so you's can all read what is contained in it.
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:34 AM

sometimes when a file will not post it is best to put the file in a zip folder and post it that way as an atatchment.
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:47 AM

View Postflowers, on Jul 14 2007, 08:34 AM, said:

sometimes when a file will not post it is best to put the file in a zip folder and post it that way as an atatchment.

Morning Flowers it is Darrell here. Just to clarify with you i do believe you are referring to the BULL case.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

Hi

i am going through the review process at the moment and have a review hearing set next month, the assessor Dr Tanner was given 8 assessments to do over a 2 day period due to no assessors available in the region i live, she defamed in the report and then her apportionment was taken from the accounts of my first assessor who i saw five years prior, the first report which awarded me a 65% WPI and apportioned 30% i was told was outdated and because i disagreed and reviewed Dr Reeves also i knew not 2 reiterate anything she had apportioned me for in my assesssment. my syptoms for PTSD had gotten alot worse and i saw a Dr who agreed however Dr Tanners reassesment for WPI was 35% apportioned to 20% therfore is in direct conflict with the Dr who filed the ACC 554. she did not read any previous reports and saw me for a 1 hour interview

I feel compassionate towards people who have experienced a battle with acc to get correct entitlement. my first time around i was weak and emotionally upset with the outcome, i had suffered extensive subsequent acts of sexual abuse from an early age right up until i become an adult from various offenders and felt utterly abused by the corporation who in my mind made the process a no win situation at review stage.

I too feel that i had intrusted the assessors with my deepest childhood secrets and as professionals and being experienced that they would produce an outcome that would reflect my suffering. Does anyone know the best way to go about my review this time??









View Postsilverside, on Dec 19 2005, 11:58 PM, said:

Does anyone here know what the rates are for the independance allowance ???? I have 51% impairment and i reckon im getting shafted by ACC. I found this on the acts site but not sure how it works for independance ??? Acts and Legislations Am i correct in saying that the lump sum is supposed to be divided by 5 years and that is how much your yearly independance should be ??????

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:48 PM

just one way is to have another assessment with your current provider. Your current provider if you have one is more able to give a more accurate report as the length of time spent with your current provider is a lot more than i hour.

When your provider made out the application she/he was claiming that there was a increase in incapacity. this was at least 10% above the previous assessment.

Your current provider can probably pull apart the assessors report so ask your provider if everything was completed right. Don't forget to have mention that some of the increase is directly due to the ACC and case management culture.
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