I got injured at work 2 days ago,I was lifting heavy boxes and I got a hernia .Its the second time I get injured for lifting heavy things.They haven't provided me with a back brace and they expect me to carry heavy objects and as a result a hernia at 19 years old.
Employment / Labor Attorney
You have a workers compensation claim against them. Find a good workers compensation attorney and make a claim right away.
Good luck to you.
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I agree that this is a workers' compensation question. I've shared your question with Avvo's workers' compensation law forum, where your question may be seen by more attorneys who practice in this area of the law.
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