I need an answer ASAP!!! I injured my back at work while lifting a lamp, I fell to my knees and had a hard time walking. The next day I went to my doctor and had an MRI, I had a sprained back. I went to PT and had chiropractic adjustments. Ihad my daughter call and tell my manager what was going on because i was on pain killers, she was told by my employer not to worry about my job, just get well. I was ready to go back to work after 6 weeks and I called my manager and was told that they could no longer hold my position open. We had a 3 way conversation with HR and that was the end of it. I was also told by the manager that she had 2 positions open. I got a doctor's release and expected fully to be called back to work. I wasn't.
Now, she is fighting my unemployment. Is it too late to file workman's compnesation on this injury? Do I have any chance of winning my unemployment or workman's comp?
I have a telephone hearing this coming Friday with the employer and the unemployment agency. I just can't be without this. I need some help fast.
Thank you for responding.