Re: How to Prove a Pre-Existing Condition
I injured my back at work in 1994 (herniated L4 & L5 discs), which caused me to be out of work for approximately 8 months in physical therapy before being allowed to go back to work.
Again in August of 1996 I reinjured the same area from bending over to pick up sponges in a c-section. When I went to employee health...
Now.. this past May... while I was doing home chores... I bent over... and "whack" the pain was unbearable...
Why would you go to your doc if it was an on going work related injury?
I went to the ER and they said I had a pulled muscle and sent me home with painkillers. I informed the ER doc about my extensive history with my back injuries...and he said to go see my family doctor if the pain didn't go away
The problem here is how you presented your injury to the ER doc.
You should've went to the emergency room and complained about the pain you've been experiencing for the past years over your WORK RELATED INJURY and inform them it has become unbearable.
The fact that you where home doing chores or whatever is irrelevant, you where already
experiencing problems, you had a documented history that it was work related.
Talk to an attorney, maybe he can find a way to put your case back into perspective.
You are suffering from a ongoing, work related injury which exhibited itelf while you where at home.
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