Lake Jackson, TX asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for Texas

Q: Should I just move on from my Texas Worker's Compensation Case my Attorney just dropped me today 01/17/2020

The other side sent new evidence out to my Attorney about my Statement I made on my injury at work which I forgot about. I was working the night shift removing some bolts using wrenches wearing a slicker suit and full PPE with Neoprene Gloves taped around the cuffs of the rubber jacket and gloves (wrists). I started getting Cramped Up on my Back while doing this as I was hunched over and pushing up and pulling on the wrenches and then was on my knees using force and just moving doing this repetitive motion. I was light headed and felt a little dehydrated an ambulance was called and got an I.V.. Was taken to local clinic and seen by company doctor at 2:00A.M. got X-Rays and negative in all. My symptoms started getting worse throughout the duration of the job (2 weeks). Safety Rep. wrote the statement and I agreed and signed it.The statement was I didn't have any issues while pulling,pushing,twisting. I did not have an event while working that would have caused this type of issues.

1 Lawyer Answer
Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
Answered
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I doubt any lawyer will advise that you "just move on", particularly if you feel you legitimately have a valid claim. You claim seems to be mor eof an occupational disease or repetitive injury than one caused by "pulling, pushing, twisting" so I would not worry about the statement "sinking your battleship". Keep in mind that a "specific event" may result in a claim being easier to prove but there are plenty of injuries that are compensable where a person cannot point to a specific event that resulted in an injury when they can prove they were fine when arriving at work but the work resulted in a progressively worsening condition. Pursue your claim and find good representation. Best of luck to you.

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