Legal Question in Workers Comp in Texas

degenerative disc/lower back pain.

been working as a nurse for 25 yrs, responsibilities lifting pts, transferring pts and pushing beds ,recliners and stretchers as needed. i developed degenerative disc and was dx with bulging disc..seen by orthopedic doctor...wondering if i could apply for work compensation.,it's been 7 months now and i haven't apply for one..i'm being treated with chiropractor now and my lower back and sciatica pain abated...

Asked on 7/29/07, 3:38 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Donald McLeaish McLeaish&Associates;, P.C.

Re: degenerative disc/lower back pain.

If your doctor has told you the injuries was caused by your work, did you tell your employer? When did you decide the problems were work related? An employee must tell the employer within 30 days of knowing an injury is work related...or all rights are lost....If you have not made any application, contact us or any lawyer who does a lot of Texas work comp claims..and since many medical providers do not carry work comp insurance, does your employer??

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Answered on 7/29/07, 5:04 pm

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