What happens if my condition gets worse after I settle my workers’ compensation case?
A few years ago, I was working in a shipping warehouse when a coworker caused a heavy box to fall on me. I had some pretty severe back pain and received treatment for about a year, mostly injections and physical therapy. At the time, my doctor said that I wasn’t a candidate for surgery and I settled my workers’ compensation case. In the last few months, though, my back pain has been worse than ever. I saw my doctor, who thinks that the pain is due to my work injury and recommends surgery. Can I get compensated through workers’ comp?