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If you’ve suffered an ankle injury at work, this can be detrimental to your professional as well as personal life. Nurses, roofers, carpenters, mechanics, retail and service industry workers are most likely to be injured on the job, but anyone could experience an ankle injury at work.

When an ankle injury leaves you unable to perform your job, the effective workers’ compensation attorneys at Cruz & Associates in Phoenix can help you secure financial settlement for medical bills, lost wages and more.

Common Workplace Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries can be caused by multiple work-related incidents including slipping and falling, overexertion, repetitive motion, falling from height, walking or standing for an extended period of time, stepping on or dropping a dangerous object, and more. Here are the most common types of ankle injuries:

Bone Fractures

The bones in your feet, ankles and toes are especially small and easy to break. Depending on how your injury occurred, it’s possible to fracture more than one bone at once.

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are very common and can often happen with seemingly no cause beyond twisting your ankle the wrong way. While most sprains and strains don’t require serious medical treatment, they may put you out of work for a while.

Tendonitis and Cartilage Damage

Tendonitis and cartilage damage typically set in over time as a result of overuse and repetitive motion. As the tendons around your ankle joints become inflamed, you may experience discomfort and eventually need to seek medical attention.

Burns, Puncture Wounds and More

Depending on your field of work, you may also be at risk for burn injuries and puncture wounds, especially if you work near chemicals, big machinery or sharp objects. These injuries tend to be more severe and cause lasting damage.

Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you need to file a workers’ compensation claim, our local Phoenix-based law firm can help you with the process. Workers’ compensation in Arizona follows a no-fault system, meaning injured workers must receive medical benefits and compensation, regardless of what caused the work-related accident.

You must file your claim within one year of the injury by either a Worker’s and Physician’s Report of Injury through your doctor or a Worker’s Report of Injury through the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA). Our team can help ensure you include all the necessary information to receive compensation for missed wages, ongoing care, disability benefits, or whatever else you may need as you recover from your ankle injury.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With Cruz & Associates in Phoenix

We know being injured on the job is never on the agenda for your workday. If you’ve been hurt, trust the law firm with an established reputation around Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale. With Cruz & Associates, the workers’ compensation process is straightforward and easy to understand for clients, so you can focus on recovering from your ankle injury quickly and with as little financial burden as possible.

The first consultation with our capable team is always free and contacting us is simple. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today to start your workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers are bilingual in English and Spanish, and we’re proud to serve the Phoenix community.