I was injured in August of 2015.bI came to work after a weekend of horrible back pain. Soon after coming into work, I went to an urgent care facility right across the street. I was in so much pain, I felt like I was out of my mind. I told the doctor it could be because of a new bed I bought but i wasn't sure. I felt like my back was on fire, and I needed pain medication to gain some clarity. When i returned to work I had time to really think about it, and pin point when the injury occurred. And how it happened. And it was my jammed teller drawer in the main vault. I had a drawer at the very bottom, so I often had to squat down or get on my knees to open it. It was really hard to open, and I had to pull and tug to get it open. I remembered on that friday putting my box up for the day, I felt a pop in my back but we all crack bones. So i did not think anything of it. But into the weekend and following the work week the pain was horrible.I talked to my supervisor and she made it seem like she was going to report my injury, apply for workers comp. But she never did. And when I finally went through corporate to get it processed, several weeks later I was in a car accident.
There are many good attorneys in your area, and you can contact them through AVVO. You do need to sit down with someone for a free consultation, as there is too much going on here for an over-the-internet diagnosis.
You're not going to be able to solve your problem by posting your question in this forum. You need to call a workers' compensation attorney right away to get some assistance. There are a number of problems with your case, but an experienced attorney should be able to help you. Good luck!
There is a lot to parse out here. I think you need a workers' compensation lawyer and a personal injury lawyer. It can be both if the person is experienced in both areas, however, sometimes its better to have the cases handled by two lawyers instead of one. It won't affect the attorney's charges because all wc lawyers in GA charge the same 25% contingency fee. You didn't mention whether you got to the doctor prior to the collision but I'm hoping you did as that would be helpful. Good luck on all of this.
Call a good workers' compensation attorney in your area. There are many moving parts in your fact pattern that need to be discussed. If you aggravated your injury in the car accident, assuming the car accident isn't related to work, your workers' compensation claim may be in jeopardy.
We are not allowed to solicit on this site, but by researching the profiles, you will be able to find someone that does both work comp and employment issues fairly easily on this site. Good luck!
You definitely need to speak with a workers' compensation attorney. It would not hurt to have an attorney who also practices employment law.
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