I injured my back at work in early June. Didn't file an incident report until mid July because I wasn't for sure if it was pre existing or not. Turns out I may need surgery. And it isn't related to previous issues. I am still on FMLA right now. All that has been accomplished is a few conversations with the WC nurse from my job. I have had copies of my records from the 3 doctors I saw before filing the incident report sent to her. She mentioned that I will have a causation appointment, but has yet to let me know any more. She also said that "a claim has been started." I have never had to deal with anything like this. I am unable to stand for more than 30 minutes at a time still. The meds the doc gave me aren't helping and I am just at my wits end. I want this fixed as soon as possible. I may never be able to return to my previous job and everything is so up in the air right now. How long do these things usually take. What happens when my FMLA runs out in September if things aren't figured out by then?