Hello, wanted to see if I would have a valid case against my employer, I have been out of work on STD for past two months during which I have been going to physical therapy and doctors to find out why I have neck/lower back of my head pains & numbness in right arm, finally yesterday I found out I have the thoracic outlet syndrome. I work in an office for a telecommunications company and want to see if they are responsible or if I am stuck with all the bills and who knows for how long.
You may have a worker's comp case. TOS can sometimes be a result of repetitive on the job strain. If you're working in a job that stresses your neck for long periods of time, that can put pressure on the nerves in the thoracic outlet area, ultimately leading to a chronic condition. In order to prove a case like this, your doctor's going to have to be willing to give a very strong opinion that your job was the cause of the injury. If he or she's willing to testify to that and will put it in writing, you need to get to a comp lawyer immediately. Either way, it would be a good idea to notify your employer in writing of a possible claim in writing immediately as there is a 3 day notice requirement that may apply to a case of this nature.
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