My husband has worked as a mechanic for the last 16 years. He has worked for the same man for the last 4 years. In the last 6 months, he has developed severe back pain with numbness going down his left leg. He was treated by the family doctor for ciatica. The treatment relived pain enough for him to go back to work. Please note that his employer was aware of the back pain, treatment, and why he was missing work. The pain has gotten worse and a MRI was done on 10/1 with a diagnosis of 2 bulging disc, a protruding disc, and a tear in something. The employer was notified that my husband could not return to work for another 3 weeks, until the appointment with a neurosurgeon. I found somewhere on the Ms workers comp site that you have 30 days from date of diagnosis to file a claim. My husband ask his employers for an incident report and was told that he did not have any at his store, he would have to get them from one of the chain stores. He told my husband that he could file a claim but it would be kicked out. This employer has NEVER filed anything on wc. A year and a half ago when my husband got a piece of metal in his eye, the employer sent him to an eye surgeon and paid for it himself. The secretary fell on the job and broke her arm. She left work and did not file on wc for fear of being fired. She paid for all bills out her pocket, missed work and was not compensated. Can anyone tell me, should we just drop this or should we talk to an attorney?