I hurt my back at work. I now have several bulging discs and the doctor said it will be cured with a cortizone shot. If it is, will I get a settlement from work to pay for it and the pain?
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ANSWER for "Back Injury at Work...":
Before you can automatically get payment for your injuries, you will need to submit a claim to the workers compensation carrier for your employer. An adjuster will then be assigned to your case. They have a procedure which can include sending you to their own doctor for an evaluation. From there, the adjuster determines your rate of disability.
If you are being told that a simple cortisone shot will fix what ails you, it is likely that you will not miss much work or that this is a pre-existing condition that has been flared by your job responsibilities. If it persists, workers compensation does allow for modified responsibilities to address exacerbating pre-existing injuries.
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