Q: I had surgery for broken spine from work injury 5 years ago. Still heavy laborer, getting worse. Can I file now?
Company paid all med bills and had to sign documents when drugged & in pain. Came back to work too soon- was threatened would be fired. Hard work laborer still. Major neck, back problems. Is it too late since it was 2009.
A: You have two years to file a claim. However, the employer may have waived this defense by payment of the medical bills. I would strongly suggest you check with an attorney in your area who specializes in New York State workers' compensation law, and file a claim asap.
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