posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 08:41 AM
Originally posted by nikiano
reply to post by EvilAxis
Now, BP might be saying "We won't PAY for your care unless you go see our doctors." And that might be true. Most employee comp plans have a
specific place you can go to to get "employees compensation:. But if my life is in danger, I"ll get treated first at the ER...THEN I'll worry about
who is going to pay, once I get stabilized. ( I worked for hospitals for 17 years... no hospital is going to turn away a terribly ill person in that
situation, no matter what BP says.)
Bingo. Most of the Shipping Companies I deal with through work have this in place. But also, these Companies also have Insurance, which will USUALLY
cover most things in regards to illnesses and medical treatment. And surely, if you don't like what you hear from the first Doctor you visit, why not
just go to your own Doctor of choice, and get a 2nd Opinion???
And as for the woman with the camera, well, to be honest, why is it her business what is happening with the Ambulance???? To me, she is just sticking
her nose in where it's not wanted. If I was in an Ambulance, getting medical treatment, and some (to be frank) loudmouthed person comes up with a
camera, I would politely ask them to leave, and if they didn't I would tell them to get effed. It is good that she wants to know what is happening in
regards to the whole BP incident, and BP MUST be held accountable, but frankly it's none of her business what is happening in the Ambulance.
Quick question to one of the numerous serving Police Officers here, in regards to her not following the Police Officers directions - Could she
possibly have been arrested for Loitering, or for creating a Public Disturbance??? Because technically, she was doing both things.
Edit to add - Rockhndr - It all depends on what is in the Contract you have signed. Each contract is different, but from my experiences, most
Companies will cover Medical Costs due to injuries/illnesses recieved whilst in the Employ of the Company. But having said that, there are Companies
out there that stipulate that for them to cover Medical Costs, you must go to a Doctor of their choosing. At the end of the day, it's up to the
Individual and whether they want to follow these procedures.
[edit on 8-7-2010 by TerribleTeam2]