Foot and ankle injuries are among the most common work injury cases, especially for anyone who spends a lot of their workday on their feet. At Complete Foot and Ankle, Dr. Jacob Reinkraut, Dr. Michelle Suh; and Danny Gomez, DPM, FACFAS, diagnose your injury or pain and fill out the necessary reports to accompany your workers’ compensation claim. If you live in Ridgewood or Newark, New Jersey, or the surrounding areas, call the office or use the online booking agent to address your injury today.
Worker’s Compensation Q & A
What types of foot and ankle injuries fall under workers’ compensation?
Structural issues, such as bunions, calluses, heel spurs, and ingrown nails, aren’t usually covered by workers’ compensation. However, you may be able to file a claim for injuries, including:
- Broken ankles
- Ankle sprains
- Crush injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
Even if an incident at work seems minor at first, pain can develop with time. File a claim as soon as an incident occurs, then visit Complete Foot and Ankle for a thorough examination.
How does a podiatrist help with workers’ compensation issues?
The doctors at Complete Foot and Ankle can help clarify any issues necessary for settling your workers’ compensation claim, including:
- The severity of the break or injury
- The length of healing time
- Other injuries involved
- Prior injuries to your foot, ankle, or toes
They can also assist with managing any pain and provide a treatment plan tailored to your foot injury. You’re not limited to seeing the doctor suggested by your physician. You can seek an independent physician like those at Complete Foot and Ankle.
When should I file a workers’ compensation claim?
Any injury that occurs because of your work qualifies for workers’ compensation.
If you’re experiencing any pain at all, it’s critical to file a claim. Your injury may be the result of an accident, or it may develop gradually from repetitive movements or standing for extended periods.
Does workers’ compensation cover plantar fasciitis?
The doctors at Complete Foot and Ankle can determine whether work duties that required you to walk an excessive amount, walk across uneven surfaces, or wear improper shoes caused your issue. If work was indeed the cause of your plantar fasciitis, workers’ compensation covers treatment and wages lost to time off work.
If you’ve been injured at work, trust the elite team of doctors at Complete Foot and Ankle to help you get the care you need and file the appropriate forms. Call today for an appointment.