I just wanted to begin a thread to have a place to vent and pass pertinent information about work comp issues and complications. Just remember that work comp laws vary from state to state, Kansas, where I reside, is probably the worst. Please keep personal information, just that, personal. There are creepers on here the could use information against you. But to have a place where we all can congregate and unload over a few beers with our peers that understand is mentally healthy. I was injured mid summer, back injury. reported injury at the moment it happened. Went to company doctor. told pre-existing condition. Released to personal phys. Went to personal phys. and was told it is not a pre-existing condition that caused my injury. now waiting for lawyers doctor appt. to verify injury could have happened on-the-job. It's a horrible waiting game. I've stated that all I want to do is get treatment and get back to work. Anybody been through this? Were you able to draw Short term disability while waiting for a determination? I'll run out of FMLA before this even hits the panel for a decision.