Fond Du Lac, WI asked in Personal Injury for Wisconsin

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

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

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

Tim Akpinar

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.