Q: Can I still sue my employer for an old injury? In 2001 I worked for a major plant nursery chain that stressed the maximum weight one is to carry alone without assistance. This was stressed via videos and the like during training. The manager made me lift items that were beyond that limit or I would lose my position and in 2003 I had to have back surgery because of it. I did not know that I could sue at that point. Is it too late at this point for recourse?
A:Probably not because the statute of limitations in a workers’ compensation case is two years after the injury or three years after receipt of weekly indemnity benefits, whichever is longer.