I developed serious back pain while working about 6-7 years ago when I worked in a factory through a temp agency. When I reported it they sent me to the ER and wouldn't let me see a workmans comp Dr. The ER did X-rays and a nurse told me just to put ice on it. They knew I had pain in lower back shooting down my legs and I couldn't stand up straight but they did nothing for my pain. They sent me back to the factory to work "light duty."
The next day I got a call 10 minutes before my shift, I was on my way to work when they fired me, they wouldn't even let me get my belongings out of my locker.
I've been in moderate to serious pain through the past several years.
I recently fell at home and the pain has gotten worse. So I saw a Dr who ordered an MRI and found a bulging disc. I have to do physical therapy, possible spinal injections, and maybe even spinal surgery.
I've spent the majority of my 20's in pain, is there anything I can do? I want that company to know what they caused, and that I should have been treated properly several years ago.
Thanks for reading and thanks for any advice you can offer.
The statute of limitations in a work comp claim is 2 or 3 years depending on last payment of benefits. If you have not been working for this company for 3 years it will be tough. Did they pay you any weekly benefits when you first got hurt?
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The statute of limitations associated with an Iowa workers’ compensation claim is (generally speaking) 2 years from the date of the injury or 3 years from the last date of the issuance of workers’ compensation weekly payments. The discovery rule may extend this period. I recommend that you immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles workers’ compensation claims to discuss your situation.
Under Iowa law the statute of limitations is usually 2 years from the date of injury or 3 years from the date of last payment of TTD or PPD. However, the discovery rule may extend this time limit. You should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who is experienced in handling workers’ compensation cases.
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