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workers comp claim.. Hurt at work 2010 lower back surgery . Had two epidural within month. being force to work PT with numbness still in two toes and back pain. Still on Meds. Filed disability claim.

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If you are working when you feel you are not capable of doing the work, then you need a worker’s comp, attorney and some new work restrictions from your surgeon. If you had lower back surgery then your case will get complicated. I would recommend at least talking with an attorney since most offer free consultations.

Good luck.

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Hire an experienced WC attorney immediately! You need to have an advocate protecting your interests and getting whatever care your doctor has ordered.

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To answer your question ---Yes, immediatly.


YES! You need an experienced workers comp attorney on your side. You still have time to file a formal application for benefits at the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. You need to call a workers comp lawyer right away.

Filing a disability claim is a whole different thing. It will not get you the workers comp benefits that you are entitled to receive.

As to being forced to work with numbness, that doesn't sound right. BUT, this is a tricky issue that needs to be handled the right way so as to protect you job, further your case and make sure that you get the medical attention that you need. There are some factors that should be discussed confidentially. That's why it is so important that you hire an attorney.

Steven A. Sigmond
Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond
345 N. Canal #1208
Chicago, IL. 60606
(312) 756-1186

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No doubt if if required surgery you need a lawyer.

Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
Chicago, IL

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The information provided should not be considered legal advice. I am not licensed to practice in any State other than SC. The results of your case will depend on the presentation of evidence, the law and other factors that may change depending on an in depth analysis of the facts of the case. Please see an attorney before making legal decisions.

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