Your feet and ankles determine your mobility. Due to their important role in supporting your body weight, injuries to the feet and ankles can make it difficult to get back to regular activities. Therefore, it is crucial that you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled in case you have injured your ankles or feet due to a workplace accident. Injuries to the ankles can occur from landing awkwardly after jumping off of a front-end loader or loading dock, from a fall down a flight of stairs, or from a sudden twist while carrying a large object. Inversion injuries to the ankle, which typically involve torn ligaments or strained tendons, are caused by forces that bend the ankle in the wrong direction. It is possible that an MRI may be needed to determine the extent of the damage, and surgical intervention will be necessary to fix it.
How to Get a Correct Diagnosis for an Ankle Injury
Ankle joints are among the most intricate joints in the body. Free movement is made possible by the ankle, which is where the tibia, fibula, and talus bones and numerous tendons all meet. This makes it easy to mistakenly identify an ankle injury and administer inappropriate treatment.
We advise you to see a doctor who specializes in ankle injury for an accurate diagnosis. You have to ensure to acquire the services of a qualified medical professional who is familiar and experienced with treating ankle injuries and therefore, shall be able to effectively help with your issue.
Is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Possible?
Ankle and foot injuries, including soft tissue and bone, are common in practically every occupation in Oregon. In order to pursue an Oregon workers’ compensation claim, you need to get medical attention and determine the nature and severity of your condition.
We assist people in Oregon who have had ankle-related workplace injuries such as:
Ankle or foot fracture
High ankle sprain or sprained ankle
Ankle tendon rupture
Injury to the tendons and ligaments
The effects of a work related ankle sprain might be long-lasting.
Trauma to the ankle can cause permanent impairment, including problems with walking, standing, stair climbing, and driving. Therefore, injured workers may be eligible for workers’ compensation payments, including medical care for the rest of their lives.
A person’s gait can be permanently altered by even a minor ankle injury, increasing their risk for other injuries such as those to the knee, hip, and back.
If you want to get the medical care and workers’ compensation benefits you need to heal and cover the entire cost of your medical bills, post which you must file a claim within the statute of limitations of 120 days.
Please contact us at Aldrich Law, LLC, whether you are filing a first-time claim for an ankle injury, have had a claim dismissed, or are just looking for some legal guidance. You can learn what your potential settlement value is and how it can change in the future. You can contact our experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys at Aldrich Law, LLC.