I was paid mmi rating and went back to work nov last year. now im bed ridden with severe back pain and leg symptoms and cant walk. what will workers comp do now if i cant work and need a fusion? will i get any payment if i cant work? I was starting a new job this week. im screwed. i didnt hurt my back. its been sore all along and now just went out. i didnt sign a settlment but got a mmi check. now what?