Many injured workers continue to work after being hurt because they don’t want to jeopardize their employment by leaving during work hours for medical intervention. While it is critical to your health to see a doctor after any type of on the job injury, it is also important to your potential workers compensation case to get a proper medical diagnosis.
Broken toes are often considered a minor injury that you can do nothing about besides wrapping the toes securely. However, this can be a serious mistake if down the road the broken toe does not heal or heals improperly. Broken bones left untreated can end up fusing back together out of formation, leaving you with a potential deformity.
Deformities in your fingers, toes, and other parts of the body due to bones healed improperly may limit your ability to perform your job. It is necessary to get the proper medical intervention as soon as possible so bones can heal correctly and limit your lost hours from work. In some cases, the unhealed or improperly healed bones that go untreated will end up needing surgery to correct the problem bones. This can cost you a lot of time off from work in addition to the excessive costs of corrective surgery.
If you have suffered an injury to your toes or to other bones due to an on the job accident, you must report the incident to your employer. While you may not fully realize at the time of the accident what the extent of the injury is, you need to report the situation and protect your rights for future benefits.
Contact our experienced workers compensation attorneys today for a free consultation of your claim by calling us toll free at 888-799-3918 or by using our online contact form.