Hello all i`m a electrician and work in indiana i was injured at work when i was doing my job a production forklift driver decided to turn around in the maintenance department and did not see me and backed into me smashing me into a peice of equipment lucky to be here writing this. Well i received a herniated disk between 5-6 normal cuts bruses etc. I have not missed any time from work so far under a load of restrictions. In pain every day i would really like to know what to expect long term? Also there is a big lay off coming can i be laid off? what actions can i take not to be kicked to the curb?