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6 years 1 month ago #522136 by kai
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Many will have heard of some of the trials and tribulations of my foot.

In brief ganglion and nerves removed, burnt, skin graft, broken heel, dislocated toe (3 failed attempts to fix) torn ligaments, tendons and ruptured fascial plantar in other words it is pretty knackered.

This holiday i have been reduced to walking with a stick. Outward appearances look like the foot is trying to detach itself from the ankle.

I will be getting an appointment at the docs when I get back. The question is, is it worth inventing an accident on holiday and try and get it via ACC (i would not be claiming lack of earnings). I would not struggle morally with it as the main reason the foot is in this state is because of ACC failings.

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6 years 1 month ago #522141 by Anakei
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The only trouble with inventing an accident is that any medico could see that you have had previous treatment, so if , for example you "sprain" your ankle while coming down the steps with the stick, will they only treat the sprain, not the underlying cause of the problem? You may not be any better off.

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6 years 1 month ago #522142 by Ruth
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And you would burn in hell.

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6 years 1 month ago #522143 by LongRidge
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I would consider that it would be better if your doctor could claim previous treatment failure. But it is certain that walking with a stick would cause changes to your gait, the way your feet place themselves when you walk, so that could be an item that you discuss with your GP.
With my diabetes, I get a podiatrist check every 4 months through the public health system. This is because it is now understood how extremely important it is to keep diabetics walking. Do you have a good podiatrist through the health system?

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6 years 1 month ago #522160 by ZummersetGirl
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Unless you invent an accident that would be an explanation for the symptoms you tell the doctor and can be seen on X-ray/MRI then I would think the doc would be able to tell that you didn't have an accident. If the accidents that caused the broken heel/dislocated toe were registered and the treatment failed then ACC should pay for remedial treatment. That said ACC will and try and wriggle out of paying for anything.

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6 years 1 month ago #522165 by Ronney
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I would have thought the same as ZummersetGirl - if your present situation is the result or part and parcel of previous conditions, continuing treatment would still come under ACC.

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #522168 by kai
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Unfortunately ACC wriggled out of the last lot of surgery so it would need to be a new accident.

Inventing one in keeping with the current situation would not be difficult with a history of breaking things sleep walking it would not be difficult and quite possibly the truth (no I did not wake up after breaking Tib and fib 3 years ago)
BTW that was the other legal.
Ultimately it would be the decision of the doc to go ahead with ACC or not.
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6 years 1 month ago #522169 by kai
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LongRidge wrote: With my diabetes, I get a podiatrist check every 4 months through the public health system. This is because it is now understood how extremely important it is to keep diabetics walking. Do you have a good podiatrist through the health system?


I get to see one quite often though all he does is trim hard skin. He was once a foot surgeon but now he is older he prefers the slower pace of podiatry. He holds himself in higher regard than other podiatrists that is for sure.

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