On 2/1/10 I slipped and fell down a flight of stairs at my work and now have herniated discs in my lower back. I recently found out that even though the accident happened due to negligence on the part of my employer I cannot sue them for what has occurred.
Here's where things start to get messy for me, I was getting ready to leave the job that the accident occurred at and begin training for a new job on 3/15/10. I am dealing with a lot of pain, pretty much at all times and I find it to be relieved a bit when laying down or in a reclined position. I obviously cannot do this at work and I do not know what I should do. I cannot live off the money that I am getting from comp so I really need to work somewhere, but I cannot work without being in a lot of pain. It's a real catch 22 and I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been in this position.
Also if I return to work, will I lose the ability to have coverage from comp? Obviously they will not send me anymore checks for being out of work, but will I lose the coverage for seeing doctors and the possibility of getting a settlement? I have a lawyer, but I have not even gotten to sit down with him yet. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am also going to try to pursue a suit for pain and suffering, as this injury was caused by my employers negligence.