At work, you are required to wear “professional” clothing. The first day, you came in with flat shoes and were told they were unacceptable. You took a look at what others wore and decided to follow in their footsteps. Working in an office, it made sense for you to put on heels, and most people had stilettos, spool heels or kitten heels.
You weren’t used to wearing heels, but if all the other women in your workplace were, you felt like it was necessary. The first day you were there, you noticed that the main flooring was slick. The tiles had been waxed, leading to slick floors without much traction.
You made it through most of the day fine, but near when you were getting ready to leave, you rolled your ankle. Your co-workers helped you up, and you decided that you needed to get medical care.
Any kind of accident in the workplace may require workers’ compensation
Although this was completely an accident, you may still be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. You were on the clock and were hurt in the normal course of your job. Your employer also had the floors waxed, which made them slick and dangerous if you weren’t wearing shoes with good traction.
Although this might feel like an embarrassing situation, ankle injuries can be serious and should be treated promptly. You may need a brace, surgery or other treatments to strengthen your ankle again, and that’s something that your employer may be liable for. Speak with them as soon as you can to begin the workers’ compensation process. If you are denied, you may want to consider speaking with your attorney.