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5 years 2 months ago #531526 by kai
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a few years ago, I wrecked my foot. ACC said yes then no, it went to solicitors, but then I gave upas the date for the pubic system was so close. What I did not realise if accepted treatement on the public system meant nothing on ACC ever after. advice please as I now consider myself disabled

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5 years 2 months ago #531527 by Stikkibeek
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Ok. I'll give you some advice. "Always spell check what you write"

Otherwise,

I gave upas the date for the pubic system was so close.


could make the modest among us blush! :blush:

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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5 years 2 months ago #531533 by Ruth
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Get a walking stick?

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5 years 2 months ago #531536 by Rokker
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Why did ACC renege after approving your application?

Do NOT cross this paddock! ... Unless you can do it in 9 seconds, 'cos the bull can do it in 10!

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5 years 2 months ago #531562 by kai
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They decided it was degeneration but it wasn't till they turned it down i found that there were so many errors in the paperwork.

I am now in hospital unable to walk with possible gangrene and circulation issues.

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5 years 2 months ago #531564 by Hawkspur
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I am sorry to hear that Kai, and hope things improve with your foot, and also with the medical treatment and paperwork!

Am I remembering right that you are diabetic?
If you are and are type 2, have you heard of the blood sugar diet? Obviously it won't help with the injury, but it has apparently helped some people who were getting circulation issues related to diabetes.

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5 years 2 months ago #531568 by Ruth
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Goodness, Kai, I hope it's better than that sounds! All the best for a speedy recovery.

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5 years 2 months ago #531570 by kai
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Type 2 but on insulin.

Fortunately I have never had a sweet tooth. I dont believe the circulation issues are caused by diabetes as the pulses in the foot are strong and my other foot is normal.
The current theory is an infection but we shall see how it goes at least i am in right place and they are taking it seriously

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #531573 by Rokker
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kai wrote: They decided it was degeneration but it wasn't till they turned it down i found that there were so many errors in the paperwork.

I am now in hospital unable to walk with possible gangrene and circulation issues.

They decided? How could "they" - a bunch of office workers sitting on their behinds in some Wellington office decide what was wrong with you? I would have thought they would need a specialist's report to make such a decision. I trust you are in good hands now and make a speedy recovery, Kai!

Do NOT cross this paddock! ... Unless you can do it in 9 seconds, 'cos the bull can do it in 10!
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5 years 2 months ago #531593 by kai
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Rokker wrote:
They decided? How could "they" - a bunch of office workers sitting on their behinds in some Wellington office decide what was wrong with you? I would have thought they would need a specialist's report to make such a decision. I trust you are in good hands now and make a speedy recovery, Kai!


My consulant put his argument forward, ACC got another consultant and over ruled mine.

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #531599 by Stikkibeek
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Pays to take a tape recorder along to those "conferences" friend of mine had a problem with an assessor from ACC over ruling a specialist report after he (the Acc hatchet man) decided it was wear and tear. Trouble is, he was mixed up between which shoulder was which, which they could clearly show from the tape recording, so the friend won and went straight to Southern cross hospital to have the problem rectified.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
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5 years 2 months ago #531600 by Ruth
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A tape recorder? Which century are you in? :D :D :D

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5 years 2 months ago #531602 by Stikkibeek
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Ruth wrote: A tape recorder? Which century are you in? :D :D :D

Same as you.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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5 years 2 months ago #531606 by spark
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Taking the 50,000 ft view for a moment, if ACC was to stop arguing with injured kiwis and start covering gradual deterioration as well as accidental injuries, how much would it increase the levies that we have to pay to ACC, and would we as a nation collectively agree to pony up the extra levies (tax by another name) required to fund it?
I'd expect that the increased medical expenses would be partly offset by a significant reduction in ACC's legal expenses (ie reserve the lawyers for dealing with fraudsters)

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5 years 2 months ago #531612 by Rokker
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I would totally agree with you, Spark. More often than not a gradual deterioration injury due to ageing is eligible for assistance by WINZ in cases of hardship and is not work related, whereas the whole point of ACC assistance is to get injured people fixed and back into the work force a.s.a.p.

The difficulty in cases like Kai's is where a genuine sudden and accidental injury occurs to a site that may have already undergone gradual deterioration as well. That's when specialists, working for either party, argue it out, looking after their respective client's interests. And, in a similar fashion to criminal trials, the outcome too often depends more on which specialist (or lawyer) can present the most convincing argument rather than the actual truth.

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