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(IMA) Referral Ben Cheesman (IMA) help on what happens!

#1 User is offline   mjkiwi 

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

Hi there, i have a IMA about thre years ago, i have since gone back to work, and now have stopped due to the problem, i can not work, i can not wash myself, tie my shoes, put my clothes on, drive (somedays) ETC life is very hard to do just the everyday things! i dont want to go into detail as i know ACC read this website,

i would just like some advice, i have read the threads over the last 6 mths and thought its time to ask for HELP.....

So as my doctor has signed me off for another three month & my surgeon has said that he thinks there is not much chance in returning to work in the near future, (i love work don't get me wrong please)..how can i get this across to my IMa referral (ben cheesman) as i know the last referral i had the person never listened to me! i am genuinely sick and would return to work if i could... Ha anyone had ben Cheesman for an IMA? thanks


anyone out there can you please help!
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:34 PM

Were you given a choice of assessors.


The most inportant thing to do is to get your GP. and your Surgeon to wtite letters telling Mr Cheesmen what you can do. and what you cannot do. Take these with you to the assessment. And make sure at the end of the assessment you ask him, does he agree with your GP and specialist. Tape record the assessment, or take a support person with you.
Given the right information he has no choice but to agree with your GP and specialist.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:09 PM

View PostEasyrider, on Jul 30 2008, 04:34 PM, said:

Were you given a choice of assessors.
The most inportant thing to do is to get your GP. and your Surgeon to wtite letters telling Mr Cheesmen what you can do. and what you cannot do. Take these with you to the assessment. And make sure at the end of the assessment you ask him, does he agree with your GP and specialist. Tape record the assessment, or take a support person with you.
Given the right information he has no choice but to agree with your GP and specialist.




Hi there Easyrider, no i have just got a letter stating to turn up to the assement on ......date etc, thanks for the advice i will do my best to follow it. i know last time i could not wash or care for myself, could not drive could only walk 5m or so at a time with an aid, and still after the report i could do 5-6 jobs this included lifting, I could not belive the report!

Cheers
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

so you had a medical examination 3 years ago.

You returned to work How many hours did you work????????

you are now found to be totally unfit and need to have compensation reinstated.

did you do one of the jobs recomended or was it another job.

Would suggest that you obtain a copy of your file as ACC may not have been totally honest with you.

If you only worked part time did ACC make up earnings as are required to do with the legislation.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:56 PM

Hi there Doppelganger
I returned back to work, after ACC mine games non payment, changing pay days, no home help! (waited for 3mths) list goes on ETC.. new employer did not know of my problem.. i took as much medication as i could and sat on a machine for what every the job on the day was.. i told ACC i was starting work i was still singed NOT to work, but wanted to try my best.. i worked for one and abit years, i could not take it anymore, i had been to the doctor while at work for help, but there was NON.
The job was not on the list of jobs to do! there was no way in hell i could have done any of them...
I finished work again in feb this year and had m4ths non payment from ACC, the battle was BS, i have weekly compensation at the moment. but i have been through hell with them...
Going back to work has made things worse, i love work, but just trying to type this is hell, i spend most time in bed, the pain is just to much, no meds help anymore, and the words (my life is $hit) fit very well, i was a person that loved sports but now just walking is like running from Chch to nelson!

I just want to be treated fair! and so far ACC and there little games don't wash with me,
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:23 PM

Put everyng in writing to him

I read the first post wrong.

you will have job options that needed to be gone through and remarked on if there is more than one incapacity make sure that each incapacity is mention.

make sure that your Dr and/or specialist gives the list of your injuries(covered or not) and your incapacities.

Put in writing that you need help with social activities. that is washing, dressing, and probably every other daily living.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

We understand you love to go to work. It impowers you and lets you live a normal live.

But please do not ever go back again until your surgeon says you can. You are making your problem worse.

I realise it is difficult to learn to live with your residual injuries. But we all have to do that.

Maybe one day with the right care and attention you will be able to work again. But it may have to be a lighter job than you had.

Try fighting for your rights on ACC, you will find you have more rights than you think. And keep yourself busy with little things you can to to keep you fit and well.

Being fit does not necessary equal being fit for work.

Take it easy and get all the knowledge you can.

I had to give up a job I loved and it broke my heart and head It gets easier as you go along.

Good luck
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