My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: NV
I have not filed a claim yet because I am afraid of the repercussion. I have been with my employer for over 12 years, I have moved 3 times for them in the last 3 years to take on new territories, I have been well respected within the company. My issue is that for the last 11 months I have been having headaches almost everyday and for the last 5 months neck and back tension. I am currently now seeing a pain management specialist. My new doctor is still in the "process of elimination" for the root cause of my medical problems but his initial thoughts are that I have some form of neck problem, possibly arthritis of the spine and that my stress activates or makes it worse. I am definitely under a lot of stress and have a job that requires many hours of sitting, traveling, talking on the phone or sitting at a computer. I have noticed my work has started to slip because I find it hard to concentrate, learn new things or recall what I have already learned, I also get frustrated easier. It takes me longer to complete the same work that I have been doing all these years and my supervisor just continues to push to excel. I want to find another job, and have been actively been looking but I am afraid that I will not be able to maintain the type of job that will maintain my lively hood due to my inability to concentrate and learn new things. Being a supervisor myself I am afraid to tell my supervisor about my medical problems because even though it is against the law to discriminate, employers will often find a way to "move you out". My problem is if I am terminated due to performance do I have a leg to stand on because I didn't notify my employer about my medical problems? My doctor visits are documented through my insurance so unless I file a WC claim, is there really a need to tell my employer? Do I have cause to even file a claim? I have always thought of stress as a poor way of someone not wanting to work but given my last 11 months I feel like kicking myself for thinking that way.