Houston, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: I tore my ACL ,meniscus etc in my leg so I am receiving workers comp but now aggravated a previous back injury WTD?

So how does this injury affect my current case ?

I feel like I’m unfit for even light duty now .

Also my employer knew about the back injury and made me sign a paper stating I couldn’t sue them for any future back problems if I returned to work which I obliged due to bills and living .

Is this a new case due to my leg being injured causing me being on crutches and it aggravating my back causing it to get thrown out of wack again?

I can’t support my upper body on my Lower back thoughts ?

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1 Lawyer Answer
S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You would definitely need to go to a BRC hearing before the division to sort this out. This is essentially an "follow on injury". These are very hard to prove up at a hearing. You should consult a workers' compensation attorney directly to discuss the matter.

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