If you were not injured, this is NOT Workers' Compensation. Beyond that , you need to ask a question. You should ask it under "Employment Law"
If this information has been helpful, please indicate by clicking the up icon. Legal Disclaimer: Mr. Candiano is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Links: CJCandiano@CandianoLaw.com http://www.CandianoLaw.com
I agree that if you believe you have a claim you should see an employment attorney. I see a lot of problems with recovery but I can see problems with the way you were treated. An attorney experienced in employment law might have insight into theories of recovery.
If you had a preexisting condition, the ordinary aches and pains and limitations caused by that condition are not really workers' comp issues. Again, a chat with a lawyer may elicit supportive facts. Sometimes things the client barely notices are important for determinig liabilty.
If you have a preexisting disabling condition, and your disability does not interfere with the essential functions of the job, an employer must give you reasonable accommodations so that you can work despite your disability. A lawyer experienced in discrimination law can guide you.
It may be that there are things that happened that could lead to liability.
If, for instance, someone had disclosed your medical history as part of the "high school" atmosphere, that would be a HIPPA violation. Or if slandered you were slandered when they made fun of your disability, that may be actionable.
It doesn't sound to me like you would have been happy there. Maybe it would be best to concetrate on another job someplace else.