I was injured on the job about 10 years ago in Colorado. Due to my lack of knowledge about workmans compensation and just having been released from a women's penitentiary, I lost my job and my case against the company I worked for. Since then I've had one operation on my back and I did file for disability but was denied, therefore, leaving me no other option but to get back into the work force. I've had several different jobs over this ten year period all with the same result. Me losing my job. Whether I couldn't do the job anymore and resigned, or I was just let go because my back was so bad that I was missing too many days. I just lost another job in October of 2012. The doctors I have seen in the last 2 years say I will need surgery again because I have degenerative disk disease. can'