Q: I’m wondering if I have a lawsuit on my hands.
I am currently employed with a manufacturing company. I recently injured my back. At the moment I was required to lift ten 52 pound boxes from ground level (this is against their policy 52 pound boxes aren’t supposed to be at ground level.) In the process of moving the last box and standing up straight I felt a sharp throbbing pointing pain in my mid-back up to my shoulder blades, over the course of days I feel a pain in my lower back every now and then as well. This is a union company that I work for, the union is no help in the process of helping me figure out what I’m supposed to do. My supervisors are procrastinating on scheduling an appointment (Go-See) which I’m not completely sure what it is but I’m assuming a walk through of the situation and what happened. They also refused to send me home the day of the injury told me it was nothing he could do. It’s been two days since the day he said he would schedule. I am now seeking care with my physician and chiropractor to know exactly
A: Do you have a lawsuit on your hands? This is something a Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks.
It looks like you have a workers' comp case on your hands. In terms of a lawsuit, as in a personal injury case, I don't see one. Your injuries appear to have arisen in the scope of your employment. But workers' comp claims sometimes introduce elements of third-party liability, and that's something only a Wisconsin attorney is qualified to advise you about. You could reach out to attorneys in your area to discuss. Most attorneys who handle such matters offer free initial consults. See if you can arrange one to discuss your matter in more detail. That's really the most reliable way to answer your question. Good luck
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