I have been doing the same job for 2years(construction/preservation) and it has a lot of repattory work. (repetitive motion) And it has been a prolonging pain in the shoulder. I never went to the boss about it in fear of loosing my job. Work had been slow and that is why I feared it. But, after being layed off I figured I should have it checked out by a doctor due to it getting worse. I am now being told that I was wrong by waiting. And that there is a chance that it wil be declined because I waited. So all that to ask... Can they decline because I was layed off and then I filed a claim? And is it wrong for them to delay my claim when the doctor is saying that I may need surgery to fix the pain that I am having?