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Okay so I was at work and the jacks gave out on the mobile office trailer I was in I had a sharp pain in my lower back went to company doctor he said it should be fine in a couple weeks took X-rays nothing was wrong he put no work restrictions 3 weeks later it got worse now I was getting a pain going down my leg so he said wait til a mei gets a approved  still no restrictions so I got mri done and it came out to be a 3mm protrusion l5-s1 well he said just stretch you will be fine no restrictions so I’m still hurting and going to work telling my boss the pain is horriable I can’t do my job he gets mad so last month they were like well idk what’s wrong let’s get a emg/ncs so I stuck it out at work filing in office only light duty they have til I got it done last Wednesday and he said I had a pinch nerve at l5-s1 .... so my boss was like well the doctor still cleared you to go to work so ..... yeah is there anything I can do this pain hurts my legs feel like they go numb now in my opinion I think I’m making it worse by working but what can I do ? In  texas 

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I'm sorry to hear about your back. I think your back injury requires serious medical attention, and you should probably get an additional professional opinion if the pain persists and prevents you from working.

 

The case you described here seems to qualify you for worker's comp at the minimum. The jacks giving out on the trailer is definitely something beyond your control--an accident--and your employer has the obligation to cover the expenses you incurred because of the injury. Workplace accidents are difficult to qualify, but there's always the possibility of negligence in cases like this.

 

As for what you should do about your work, that depends on you. It's recommended to talk to a lawyer about your case, especially as it looks like your boss isn't concerned with your well-being.

 

Please don't take this post as a substitute for legal advice. It is not meant to create an attorney-client relationship. 

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I haven’t got any help from workers comp doctor besides the usuall it will heal with time so I started stretching and making a ginger tea with raw honey and lime and I got the spasms down so now I just got a pain in my lower back when I put pressure like lifting objects heavier than 5-10 pounds or walking long periods of time also I went to state doctor and he says that he don’t believe they injury was caused by the accident so they might stop treating me I just got approved to see a orthopedic doctor and I was gonna get the injection waiting on that ... I do have a lawyer but they said they will

lose in court because my primary doctor put no restrictions for 3-4 months still  working  light duty and the state doctor results ....so they droppig me

from case . I made a complaint against the doctor for  falsifying a dwc forum to the medical board .. last time I seen him was 11/29/17 after that appointment I did emg test which they told me I had a pinch nerve 7 days later I went to go see the doctor puig he wasn’t there so I seen another doctor in same

office he put restrictions etc but come to find out puig falsified that document and put no restrictions and put that one on my file .... it’s crazy what some doctors Do  so it’s my word against theirs .. I think it’s better to just leave it alone and find a way to fix my self 

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13 hours ago, backpain said:

I haven’t got any help from workers comp doctor besides the usuall it will heal with time so I started stretching and making a ginger tea with raw honey and lime and I got the spasms down so now I just got a pain in my lower back when I put pressure like lifting objects heavier than 5-10 pounds or walking long periods of time also I went to state doctor and he says that he don’t believe they injury was caused by the accident so they might stop treating me I just got approved to see a orthopedic doctor and I was gonna get the injection waiting on that ... I do have a lawyer but they said they will

lose in court because my primary doctor put no restrictions for 3-4 months still  working  light duty and the state doctor results ....so they droppig me

from case . I made a complaint against the doctor for  falsifying a dwc forum to the medical board .. last time I seen him was 11/29/17 after that appointment I did emg test which they told me I had a pinch nerve 7 days later I went to go see the doctor puig he wasn’t there so I seen another doctor in same

office he put restrictions etc but come to find out puig falsified that document and put no restrictions and put that one on my file .... it’s crazy what some doctors Do  so it’s my word against theirs .. I think it’s better to just leave it alone and find a way to fix my self 

Without knowing your specific State, nobody can give you more than generalized information. Need to be more specific in location. Also, because you're still able to work, not necessarily by choice but, because you haven't gotten a second opinion, makes a whole lot of difference in if you have a good case or nothing. I'm going through similar circumstances and have a little knowledge but really need your location to help!

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23 minutes ago, backpain said:

Mri said I had Herniated disc l5-s1 3 mm protrusion  then I got a emg/ncs and that said I had a pinch nerve l5-s1

 

 shocks down legs -pain in butt checks and sharp pain in lower left back 

Again, what STATE are you in? You can give all the details you want to and until you give the state, nobody can or will offer to help. 

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I don't know the paticular laws in your state. However, I'm going through a similar dilemma in Tennessee with a back injury. From my personal experience, you're going to have to seek medical treatment on your own. Couple of questions:

 

Do you have Causation of Injury opinion?

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Are you keeping your records of everything on a daily basis?

 

Keeping adequate records and notes makes a difference when you file the a petition for Benefits yourself and should have an ombudsmen, or something similar, to help you handle your claim on your own. But, the million dollar question is, on the date of injury, did you fill out an accident form? Unless OSHA came out to the job site and investigated, its not going to be tough road to prove your injury is work related with out the report. I'd advise looking up the Texas workers comp code and reading up on the laws. 

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I write a daily log everyday and  I have all copies of dwc forms and reports mri-emg/ncs . And yes I did make a report on the same day of injury with the plant and my company at the time they put it down as a first aid lumbar sprain . I’m guessing that’s why they never gave me prescriptions or put restrictions so it wouldn’t be a recordedable 

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