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    My whole life I have had a problem with broken bonescuts, etc., but they always seem to come in groups, not one at a time. Well, this problem has rared it's ugly head again. Last Thursday I got my hand slammed in a pick-up door and missed a day of work. Then the next shift day, we were exercising and I felt a pop in my knee. I finished the final 20hours of work, doing RIT training that night. The Capt. heard me talking to the paramedics and reported it. I was told to get it looked at the next day. I did and they think that I tore my lateral miniscus on my Left knee. I have been told that I can't work for at least a week.

    Here's the Q: I am trying to get on with another department and I don't want this to be a bigger problem than it already is. Do I call them and tell them that it is no big deal, or do I just wait and see what happens in the next coupe of weeks.

    The department that I am waiting for is where I want to spend the rest of my career and I don't want them to do a background and decide that I'm too injury prone.

    I appreciate any and all feedback.

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    Just my thoughts:
    Don't ever try to hide anything from a prospective employer. It will bite you in the ***. I would wait to see how you heal up. Just try to stay in shape and TRY not to get hurt
    Injuries are a big part of a firefighters life. I don't know anyone I work with who hasn't gotten hurt at least several times... be it on the fireground or off.
    I don't think most cities are looking at candidates to see if they are accident prone... unless it is driving accidents

    just my mindless midnight ramblings.


    be safe brothers
    Be safe brothers

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    • #3
      Back ground checks show workmans comp claims that have been reported. They want to make sure that you arent abusing the system. Just be honest about it.

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      • #4
        You should be straight forward about your injury. Your perspective employer will find out whats going on with it.

        I have a chronic problem with my left knee and enlisted the aid of a chiropractor. I spent a great deal of time online at "web md" and other medical sites trying to learn about the problem and its treatment. I learned a great deal and have had some success.

        Good luck and be patient.
        Bless all of our Fallen Brothers and Sisters. You will not be forgotten

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