My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: South Dakota
So I started a new job last week and hurt my back doing so. I went the the "nurse" as soon as she came in, as I worked the midnight shift and complained of the soreness. I also told supervisor and trainer before I seen the nurse. The "nurse" said to take Ibuprofen, ice it and I'll be fine. I did so. Not much difference. So I went home rested, came back to work. It hurt worse than the night before. I continued doing what the "nurse" said to do and on Wednesday left early from my shift. That was counted against me. Which is stupid in my opinion. I came back to the company later that day and spoke with the "nurse" again. She had me fill out some kind of injury complaint form and setup a time for me to see on site physical therapist. So I agreed to do so. She continued to tell me to take medicine of which I'm not too fond of doing, and asked her did she think I should see a doctor. Since she's a NURSE I didn't put too much stock into her advise. She stated that I should not see a doctor that what I was experiancing was highly unusual and stated that no one else had complained of the same injury. She then stated that if I did see a doctor a med comp claim would be filed and would go thru all sorts of things, I misunderstood her and thought she meant that was what I was trying to do, but she was on the defensive after I asked about the doctor anyways. So I decided to see a chiropractor and learned that she obviously lied about others having pain, anyways....to make a longer story short I found out today that I have a slight curvature of the spine, and have never had any back problems until I started there. Standing 8 hours mixed with a constant looking down and twisting motion apparently set this issue into overdrive. The dr. put me on work restrictions, but the employer accepted my resignation earlier today. So now I have no work to excercise those restrictions. I had spoke with HR manager on Friday and stated that I was thinking about quitting b/c I felt the company was not serious about my injury. Apparently they decided to make that my I quit phrase. Anyways, will company x still have to pay for the medical expenses thru the comp claim even though it was just filed? And what else can or should be done? I see the dr. again tomorrow, and will for the next four weeks. I honestly was looking forward to working there, the money was going to be insane, but no amount of money is worth my health. Thinking back, I wish I had not said anything, but now I know about my spine. SO I don't know. Any thoughts? As I've never had to deal with this before. So I'm pretty green about the whole matter.