If your injury is a year old, you SHOULD be trying to return to work. Staying at home is not a good long-term plan. You should be actively seeking information from the treating doctor regarding the treatment plan of action, treatment options, and necessary future treatment. If your back is SERIOUSLY so bad that you are completely unable to work in any significant capacity after a year, you and your Attorney should be knee deep in gathering medical reports and support for your Social Security application at this point.
We offer general concepts, but you should give ALL your facts to a licensed Attorney in your state before you RELY upon any legal advice.
In Calif an adjustor was charged with murder because an applicant was denied medical treatment and she died. So, you never know. You do not have to go back to work, see if you qualify for SSI or State Disability in LA. First things first, get a lawyer that knows W/C in your area.
Is your employer also paying weekly indemnity benefits?
What is the diagnosis of your back injury?
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