Ankle Injury Signs Resulting From Workplace Accidents
One of the most common forms of workplace injuries are broken bones from slips, trips, and falls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 15 percent of all workers’ compensation claims result from slip and fall accidents caused by unsafe, or poorly regulated work environments. Unfortunately, casinos are inherently less safe than most work places, increasing your odds for a bone-crushing accident.
Common Symptoms of Ankle Damage
Casinos can be crowded, busy, and highly energized, creating a treacherous situation for many employees. If you’re not dodging intoxicated guests, then you’re stepping over spilled drinks, avoiding card tables, or jumping over misplaced chairs and machine cords—all while carrying trays, taking orders, and trying to entertain. You’re lucky if you don’t sprain an ankle during every shift.
Leg, ankle, and foot injuries are the most common forms of casino employee claims. Many employees don’t recognize the signs of a fractured or broken ankle and try to walk it off as a simple twist or sprain. Unfortunately, this common misdiagnosis could make a hurt ankle worse if not properly treated. Therefore, it’s important to be able to identify the symptoms of a fractured ankle as soon as it happens to prevent further complications, pain, and permanent damage.
- Hearing a crack, pop, or snap when falling.
- Immediate, throbbing pain.
- Swelling or bruising in the lower leg, foot, or ankle.
- Inability to put any weight on your foot without extreme pain.
- Paralysis or immobility of the foot or ankle.
- Protruding bones.
Standing Tall to Get Your Benefits
A broken ankle can be extremely painful and require expensive medical treatment—it can also keep you from walking and being able to do your job for a minimum of 11 weeks. Two months is a long time to live without a pay check, especially when medical bills are piling up. Don’t get dragged down by a debt that wasn’t your fault. If you’ve recently been injured in a workplace accident and need to file a workers’ comp claim, contact us today.
Your employer or his insurance company may try deny your rightful benefits—but you don’t have to take it lying down. Our experience, know-how, and drive will help you stand up to your employer and get the benefits you deserve. Call now to take your first step toward paying off your injury debt and getting the peace of mind you deserve.
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