What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? South Carolina. My back was injured on the job. Was getting worker's comp payments, but they were stopped (have a WC Commission hearing next month to challenge carrier's action). Can I be forced to return to work with chronic pain? Three doctors (on carrier's payroll) have said there is nothing they can do except pain injections, therefore nothing has been done to correct the problems that are causing the pain (herniated discs, etc.). I can find nothing in SC Title 42 on the subject.