When can you file for workers comp?

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When can you file for workers comp?

I was working at my desk and I experienced sharp shooting pain down my back. I tried calling my boss several times with no answer and finally after a text message I told her I was going to the ER. I was alone in the office and didn’t know what to do. The ran tests and just said it was back injury/muscle strain.I have never had back pain prior to this. I work at a desk typing for the majority of the day, but about 2 hours of the day I pack orders and ship orders for our online business. Would I be responsible for my medical bills or the company? Do you get paid for time being in the hospital?

Asked on August 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Kansas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact that you first experienced the injury that you are writing about while at work you presumably have a work related injury subject to a worker's compensation claim. Confirmation about the injury would come from your treating physician. I suggest that you consult with a worker's compensation attorney to file a claim with respect to the injury that you received.


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