Spring Hill, TN asked in Workers' Compensation for Tennessee

Q: I quit my job but have issues with a W/C claim. Can I still make them treat my problem?

I was being forced to drive over the legal limit. So I quit as it was clear it was not going to stop. I have a work comp injury claim that I was released to go back to work with no restrictions. We never signed a release of any kind stating I had no injury. I still have nerve injury that causes numbness in my fingers, toes, and across half of my chest. Can I still get treatment?

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Jim Higgins

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You have one year to pursue the claim. If a year hasn't passed they should provide treatment. However, the longer it has been since your last visit to the doctor the more difficult it will be to obtain care. You may want to contact the TN dept of labor, workers compensation division.

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