My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: West Virginia
I hurt my back on the job exactly 8 days ago. My supervisor never filled out an incident report Eventho I told her i was in so much pain and had to leave. I went home that day early from work and couldn't move or get out of bed a few hours later at home. i went to the hospital and got checked up on and it turns out i had a lower back strain. i realize this is not a serious injury, but ive never been so stiff before where i couldnt move. Anyway, while i was at the hospital i filled out a workers comp claim and the doctor gave me 3 days off from work and told me if it still hurt in a few days to call a follow up doctor. i was still in pain on day 4 so i called and they told me i needed a claim number before they could see me and to contact my employer for it. i talked to my employer on day 5 and they didnt even know i had filed a claim because my general manager didnt check the mail. that same day she had my supervisor fill out a form with me and she sent it back to the hospital. i asked my general manager if i get a claim number and she said she had to wait for the hospital to fax her something back. well, that was 3 days ago and my manager hasnt been in the workplace for 3 days. i still dont have a claim number and it sucks because my back isnt as bad as it was, but it still hurts. ive been wearing a back support under my clothes and ran out of pain medication so ive been finding ways to get by. WHAT THE HELL IS THE DEAL?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do i have a lawsuit here?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even if it is just a back strain, i feel i should b seeing a followup doctor here and im not getting the chance cause my employer hasnt given me any information in EIGHT FREAKING DAYS!