Am I entitled to anything if I fell at work and now have two bulging disks in my lower back? 23 Answers as of November 11, 2013

I am 34 years old.

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Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C.
Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C. | Pete Leehey
You are likely entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Answer Applies to: Iowa
Replied: 11/11/2013
LAW OFFICES OF ARMAN MOHEBAN | ARMAN MOHEBAN
You need to file a claim for worker's compensation benefits that cover temporary disability benefits, ongoing medical treatment and a settlement for permanent disability and future medical care.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2013
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
More than likely the bulging discs are not caused from the fall. However, you may have aggravated them. An aggravation is considered a new injury under the compensation act.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 11/11/2013
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Yes, you should see a workers compensation lawyer. His fee will be modest (set by the court), and you should get a permanent disability rating.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2013
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
See a workers compensation attorney. But you probably are due some form of compensation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2013
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    Yes. You have a worker's compensation claim. Your injury value depends on the reports and your permanent impairment among other things.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 11/11/2013
    Robert C. Slim - Attorney at Law
    Robert C. Slim - Attorney at Law | Robert C. Slim
    It depends. If your employer was a "subscriber" to the Texas Workers Compensation Act, then your benefits are limited to what the Act provides. If your employer was a "nonsubscriber," then your benefits are not limited, but you would have to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer. Likewise, the details of your fall become very relevant. You should call and take advantage of a free, no obligation, legal consultation.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 11/11/2013
    Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S.
    Wayne J. Wimer, Inc. P.S. | Wayne J. Wimer
    You had a work related injury and therefore Workman's Compensation Coverage should be available to you through the state mandated program (if this happened in Washington state).
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/11/2013
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC | Stephen R. Chesley
    If you are receiving medical treatment and missed time from work your remedy would be worker's compensation for work related injuries. IF your injury is caused by someone other than your employer, you may have a claim against that party.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Candiano Law Office
    Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
    YES. If the fall CAUSED the bulging disks, you are entitled to be compensated. Find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney on LawQA.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
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    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    You can file a workman's comp claim.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
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    Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya | Donald E. Marston
    If you were injured at work and that injury resulted in two bulging discs in your lower back, you may well be entitled to workers comp benefits. More information is needed.
    Answer Applies to: Delaware
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Lewis B. Kaplan | Lewis B. Kaplan
    You likely have a worker's compensation claim . You should discuss further with a lawyer ASAP.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
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    Pius Joseph A Professional Law Corp. | Pius Joseph
    Yes you have a workers compensation injury claim.
    Answer Applies to: California
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    Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
    You should be entitled to worker's compensation.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
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    Gregory M Janks, PC
    Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
    Please read all the prior posts by me, as well as other attorneys, re: on the job injuries and what you, generally, are entitled to. The quick answer is you get workers compensation from your employer for on the job injuries, and you may not sue your employer in tort. If there is someone other than the employer/co-employee(s) that are responsible for creating a dangerous condition that lead to your incident/injuries, then you may be able to sue them in tort, but since there are numerous roadblocks to fall cases under Michigan law, you would be best served to consult local Michigan counsel with your specific facts to see what might be able to be done, if anything.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    E. Ray Critchett, LLC
    E. Ray Critchett, LLC | Ray Critchett
    Maybe workers compensation. Call an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Utah Injury Lawyer
    Utah Injury Lawyer | Will Rodgers
    You may have a Worker's Compensation claim due to being injured at work. Contact a lawyer that does Worker's Compensation cases to discuss your potential case.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    Worker's comp covers medical expenses and time out of work. You cannot sue your employer for negligence and damages for "pain and suffering" is not available. If you have a permanent injury, you may be able to get a "schedule award" which is based on a formula depending on the extent of your disability and your rate of pay, offset by payments that you have already received
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    An accident in the course and scope of employment is a worker comp claim.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
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    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    You have a worker's company claim.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
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    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Medical bills paid, wage loss and impairment money if you receive an impairment.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A.
    Kelaher Law Offices, P.A. | James P Kelaher
    You need to go see a worker's compensation attorney if your accident happened at work. Hopefully, you reported it to your employer.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 11/8/2013
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