Getting Workers’ Comp for Ankle and Foot Injuries in Oregon
You depend on your feet and ankles to take you where you need to go. Since they bear all your weight, healing from an injury can take a long time and make it challenging to return to your usual activities. That’s why it’s essential to ensure you get the workers’ compensation you’re due.
Turn to Mark Thesing Inc. for helping filing claims on ankle and foot injuries in Oregon. I help you gather all the necessary information and submit documentation correctly. If your claim has already been denied or you did not receive adequate payment, I can petition on your behalf for reconsideration. Contact my office as soon as you’ve sustained an ankle or foot injury at work to explore your options.
Common Foot and Ankle Injuries Covered by Workers’ Comp
Generally speaking, workers’ comp should cover most injuries sustained during work. Some of the most common work injuries involving feet and ankles among my clients are bone fractures and ligament tears.
Often, something heavy falls and hits the worker’s foot, fracturing bones and causing pain. Depending on the severity and extent of the break, the doctor may need to realign the bone or even build it up by adding plates and screws. Afterward, most patients are restricted temporarily on how much they can stand, walk, and lift.
Ligament tears are more often called “sprains,” and they can vary from mild to severe. Some may even require surgery. As with other ankle and foot injuries, doctors usually recommend the patient stay off their foot while the ligament mends, which can interfere with job duties for a long time. Make me your workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you file your claim appropriately for this manner of injury.