Can I sue a company for causing an on the job injury?

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Can I sue a company for causing an on the job injury?

I just started a job about 3 months ago and am experiencing lower back pain that I’ve never had before. I’m afraid that I have made my spine alignment in my lower back very weak and I feel like I will have to make frequent stops to the chiropractor. I have discussed this issue with some of my co-workers that are in the same line of work; they’ve experienced the same issue. I would like to know if there is someway that I could get this company to pay for my visits to the chiropractor?

Asked on February 2, 2012 under Personal Injury, New York

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your on the job injury can cause you to possibly get on workers compensation or full or partial disability and may impair your future employment with the company. Don't discuss your issues with your co-workers because that may actually come to bite you. You want to make sure you go and consult with an attorney about what is happening and you want to be certain this is not an aggravated pre-exisiting injury. Talk to the attorney about options and whether you are willing to go through with litigation. I don't believe your employer will allow you to keep working and pay for chiropractor care.


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