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i fell 4-7-2000 could not report it to employer till 4-10-2000 because office was closed i reported it then and told my employer that i was hurting in my back he told me to go home the next day i went to the doctor and when they called to get their permission they refused and made me go to a doctor they picked about 2-1/2 years ago i was told by the same doctor that i have degenative disc disease in my neck when i fell i caused reprucussions and injury to my lower back my employer keeps telling me that he does not know if i have a workman's comp claim i was out of work for four weeks with no pay of the employer or workman's comp and i have not seen any workman comp forms and i have not signed any forms i need to know whether or not i have a case and if i should see an attorney



Welcome to the shady world of workers comp.
The "Disc Degeneration" you are talking about is common in adults and is a way for employers to lessen their pay-out on claims. It's very popular, but from my experience, doesn't get much notice in a hearing.
It sounds like you may have an arguement, your employer does know if you have a "case".
The time of reporting should be no problem, as you made them aware ASAP. They are supposed to give you forms to report in writing, They may be waiting to see what you do---- Talk to a work Comp. Injury Attorney on this site, Laws vary widely from state to state.
It may take up to Two years to finish the case. Please Post the response from them, I'd like to hear what they tell you.....Good Luck

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