My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: California. It's almost a year since I hurt my back and have had 4 surgeries. I did not originally claim Works Comp. The injury is degenerative disc and the doctors have told me I shouldn't go back to lifting boxes. He believes work contributed to my injury. My work won't allow me to go back until I am 100%. So no light duty. What are my pros and cons for filing a claim now. before the 1 year statue of limitations is up.