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Injury received 1998 but treatment had to be restarted in 2008
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My original WC injury occurred in 1998, cervical spine and low back. I did all the things I was supposed to do at that time, received no treatment, however was seen by a neuro and an MRI done showing buldging discs and disc dessication, among other things. I trudged along through the years, sometimes in pain, others just fine, until sometime in 2008 when the pain returned with a vengeance. I began to lose feeling in my hands from the c-spine injury, as well as nerve damage in my low back from that injury. I have continued to receive treatment, including surgery on my neck in 2010, and my low back in 2011. I have no doubt these problems are related to the injuries received back in 1998. Is there anything I can do, any way that I can file any of this on my previous workers comp claim?
By the way, I am STILL receiving treatment for these problems, and due to pain and nerve damage, there is absolutely no way I can go to work.
Thank you so much for your help!
 
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There is such a thing as aggrivation of a pre-exsisting injury that is covered under some comp laws, and that would be filed as a new injury by any lawyer. How could you possibly exspect that company to even still be around. I hope it was mild then, at least, surgery wouldn't have been what would be the best recovery plan. I'm sorry, sounds like you really dont want to ruffle feathers, I'm sorry, It may be the best to do aggrivation as difficult as it could be. But the employer's insurance comp. may not be one to battle. Shy
May my personal experience help others. No question is stupid.
 
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Unlikely.
Your opinion really doesn't count; you need supporting medical evidence.
Most states have time limits for filing that are less then the 15 yrs that have elapsed since the injury.
Even if what happened in 2008 could be work related it is likely too late to file.
You can always contact an atty for their opinion.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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