My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Florida
I hurt my back at work. I told the employer that I needed to go to Workman's Compensation. He wasn't happy about it. But, he came back out of the office with a paper and told me to go to this clinic. They put me in therapy and had me coming back daily. I was told by the doctor that I was on lite duty 10 lbs.
Anyhow, about a week into the therapy. My employer comes and asks me whats going on with my back. He then says that he didn't think I would be going to the clinic for this long and that it was costing him a fortune. He said that he would have to go through Workman's Comp if I didn't stop going.
I stopped going because with the economy the way it is I didn't want to lose my job. I have pain usually in the morning and when I get out of a vehicle and stand up.
Anyhow , I got laid off yesterday (position eliminated permanently). So, am I just unprotected if this pain gets worse? Do I have any recourse?