What's the Workers Compensation Assessment for a Broken Ankle?

by Marie

I was working when I went to walk down the stairs and twisted my right foot, fell down the stairs and broke my left ankle. No one is at fault really since I just fell and I feel it was an accident. But I just wanted to know what I was entitled to?

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ANSWER for "What's the Workers Compensation Assessment for a Broken Ankle?":

Since no one was at fault, you would not be seeking to sue or file a claim against anyone. However, when you are injured on the job, even through no one else's fault, you may still be entitled to workers compensation benefits.

These amount to a portion of your salary while you heal as well as medical expenses covered. Make sure you submit this claim to your employer and find out what kind of workers compensation benefits are available as well as medical treatment needed.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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