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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

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Yeah, the pain is severe. When I lightly touch the finger it's as if I hit it with a hammer, or stabbed it. It's very acute and unbearable.
In that case you really, really need to see the doctor again, and ask for a referral to a specialist if your insurance requires you have one (otherwise go directly to see one).
Damage to a finger can take months to heal properly, and might never do so if not treated properly and early enough; just because it's not broken/pouring with blood/cut open, does not mean that there's no internal damage. And even simple swelling and bruising to the bone can take months to disappear completely.

You seem to have a boss, and therefore work accident insurance; SUVA probably. Use it...
And as curley's suggested, try to get an appointment with UNIA if you're worried about losing your job. Your boss can't simply sack you while you're on sick note (although he could threaten to), and seriously this might take months to fix properly.
Speak to your boss and discuss what you think you can do on site, if anything; if there really isn't anything then even in a best case scenario you might have to accept being on 100% sick leave for several more weeks.
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Old 11.06.2017, 20:36
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1. Go to work tomorrow. Show them your finger. Tell them you've made (or are making an appointment) with the doctor.

2. Go to the doctor to get his permission to take a few more days off of work.

3. If he doesn't give you permission, than at least ask for pain killers.

Good luck.
Yes, excellent advice to go there and let them see the finger. But still phone the boss tonight.
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Old 11.06.2017, 20:58
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

You actually working for a company or are you "self employed" contractor.

If you work for somebody you're covered, if your self employed, you're not, fairly simple
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In that case you really, really need to see the doctor again, and ask for a referral to a specialist if your insurance requires you have one (otherwise go directly to see one).
Damage to a finger can take months to heal properly, and might never do so if not treated properly and early enough; just because it's not broken/pouring with blood/cut open, does not mean that there's no internal damage. And even simple swelling and bruising to the bone can take months to disappear completely.

You seem to have a boss, and therefore work accident insurance; SUVA probably. Use it...
And as curley's suggested, try to get an appointment with UNIA if you're worried about losing your job. Your boss can't simply sack you while you're on sick note (although he could threaten to), and seriously this might take months to fix properly.
Speak to your boss and discuss what you think you can do on site, if anything; if there really isn't anything then even in a best case scenario you might have to accept being on 100% sick leave for several more weeks.
Yup, SUVA. I'll go see a specialist tomorrow (or as soon as one is available). Thanks for the info.

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Yes, excellent advice to go there and let them see the finger. But still phone the boss tonight.
Tried it several times but no luck, his phone is off
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Yeah, the ones tough Tom from Lugano uses, work wonders.
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Yup, SUVA. I'll go see a specialist tomorrow (or as soon as one is available). Thanks for the info.


Tried it several times but no luck, his phone is off
In the meantime take some anti-inflammatories and (assuming there's no broken skin), try putting your hand in a bowl of iced water or wrapping a bag of frozen peas in a clean cloth and holding that around your finger.
The cold should help to ease the pain a bit.

Hope you get to see someone tomorrow, good luck!
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

OP, for your boss the problem may be less about your actual absense but about (lack of) ability to plan and knowing whether it's necessary to assign your tasks to somebody else. What the typical boss wants from his team members is that they inform him as soon as doable, the sooner the better. Informing him sometime during Monday that you won't come to work on Monday and the rest of the week is at least one day late.

In your case that could have meant to tell him after your first visit for how long you've been written off plus your personal opinion. You should also have required a new appointment right while you were at the doc's. So your report could have been, like, "Doc says I cant' work for the rest of the week. I have a follow-on appointment Friday morning and will inform you by Friday noon about the outcome. The finger keeps throbbing permanently and its' still very sensitive to even light touch so I think I may need quite a bit additional time" or whatever applies.

Since you're too late for that already, you want to call him up very(!) early tomorrow (Monday) morning. If you don't reach him leave a message with the administration so you can show you tried.
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

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  • How is your hand/finger in terms of pain, and use?
  • What did the doctor say, both about effective treatment and about being away from work?
  • Did you get an accident number (from your doctor, from work, or from the accident insurer)?
  • How did you get along arranging things with your boss?
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I worked in construction out in Australia. Someone dropped their end of a pile of steel sheeting we were both carrying.
I cut open my forearm.

Luckily the doctors' surgery was across the road. I got stitched up and was back at work twenty minutes later. I didn't think this was a big deal.
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@Steev
  • How is your hand/finger in terms of pain, and use?
  • What did the doctor say, both about effective treatment and about being away from work?
  • Did you get an accident number (from your doctor, from work, or from the accident insurer)?
  • How did you get along arranging things with your boss?
- So far, I still can't grip things with full force as the pain is still there, although the pain has decreased a lot.
- As for treatment, I just have to wait it out.
- Yes, from SUVA
- I'll know next month.
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

As Olygirl said, go back to the doctor and ask for more time off, or to be put on "one hand only" restricted duties. If you cannot grip something properly you are a danger to your colleagues.
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

I forgot to let everyone know what happened. I know it's been 3 years. I was doing some email cleanup and found this thread again.
Here's what happened: laid off immediately after the healing was over. Never found a job after that as I was put on some kind of black list. Been driving for uber ever since. Years and years of training and diplomas flushed down the toilet.
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I forgot to let everyone know what happened. I know it's been 3 years. I was doing some email cleanup and found this thread again.
Here's what happened: laid off immediately after the healing was over. Never found a job after that as I was put on some kind of black list. Been driving for uber ever since. Years and years of training and diplomas flushed down the toilet.
You had a job and were fired as a result of an industrial accident? I think I'd have been hiring a lawyer. Even in Switzerland surely that can't be legal.
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

Yes, absolutely illegal. You may still be in time to take legal action. However, I see no reason why you should be on a blacklist. Try going to a specialist recruitment agency. If your skills are in demand I'm sure they will find a job for you.
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

This is the trade union of people in building contruction: https://vaud.unia.ch/
They have a legal advice centre. As far as I know (but please check), for a first, quick appointment, it is free or costs only a nominal fee.
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You had a job and were fired as a result of an industrial accident? I think I'd have been hiring a lawyer. Even in Switzerland surely that can't be legal.
I didn't think it would've been smart to sue a recruitment agency as all jobs go through them now.

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Yes, absolutely illegal. You may still be in time to take legal action. However, I see no reason why you should be on a blacklist. Try going to a specialist recruitment agency. If your skills are in demand I'm sure they will find a job for you.
Maybe they thought that the accident was on purpose or something. So the recruitment agency probably contacted all other recruitment agencies and put me on a blacklist. My skills are in very high demand if I look at job postings. Then I submit my CV, then get told "they found someone else" and the job posting stays there for months. When I call them they tell me they are still looking.

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This is the trade union of people in building contruction: https://vaud.unia.ch/
They have a legal advice centre. As far as I know (but please check), for a first, quick appointment, it is free or costs only a nominal fee.
The bureaucrats never attack other bureaucrats cause they are all from the same tribe, which I can't mention them here.
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You had a job and were fired as a result of an industrial accident? I think I'd have been hiring a lawyer. Even in Switzerland surely that can't be legal.
Yes it was. OP wrote that on the first day back to work he was fired. This is very often done here. And it is legal as as soon as the person is healthy again, normal law applies and one of that is, that employer needs to give no reason for firing.
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I didn't think it would've been smart to sue a recruitment agency as all jobs go through them now.
You've got nothing to lose now then.
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Maybe, but I doubt it. I've had agencies tell me "you'll never work in this industry again" - and a week later be as nice as pie, if they think they can make some money out of me.

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Even if the union is in cahoots, again - what have you got to lose?
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