I've been working for this company for 10 years laying carpet one day at work my knees got swollen so I went to the hospital emergency room it turns out that I have arthritis from the wear and tear to joint. my employers does not want to help me with a medical bill and I'm still working with a lot of pain in my knee I get paid by piece work no work no money what can I do
2 Answers from Attorneys
You should consult with a local attorney to discuss your options of requesting reasonable accommodations at work as you may be entitled under ADA or FEHA, including medical/disability leave and possibly modified schedule or duties, to the extent possible and feasable.
Your injuries are covered under worker's compensation laws for cumulative injuries like yours.: You need to immediately report your injury to your employer and file a claim for benefits such as temporary disability benefits. Feel free to call me at 213-388-7070 for a free consultation.
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