Bristol, VA asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: I suffered a back injury while working for a former employer. He paid out of his pocket for chiropractic care.

The injury was 3 maybe 4 years ago. I don't believe he filed anything with workmans comp. The chiropractor said I should not be lifting so the employer said he no longer needed me. Now several years later I have major back injuries that started with this initial back injury. Is there anything I can do?

1 Lawyer Answer
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hampton, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The statute of limitations to file a claim is two years. You should have filed within that time. Your claim is most likely barred.

There are some limited exceptions but you would need to consult directly with an attorney to see if they might apply.

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