Newark, NJ asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: Signed a waiver for medical attention. In pain hurting can i file workers comp & go to dr they cover bill

Fell on concrete floor a band got wrapped around my ankle i went down hard. Worked a few hours couldn't anymore. They just gave me Tylenol didn't take an incident report. I signed a waiver refusing medical attention at the time. Can i get workers comp? Can i go to the hospital & they be responsible for thehospital bill? My knees are killing me hurts to walk. I was trying to just ride it out.

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  • Richmond, VA
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A: If you injured yourself at work due to a band having wrapped around your ankle, then that sounds like a compensable injury at work. You did not help yourself by refusing medical attention. You need to get medical attention as soon as possible to document your injury. You should first request this from the employer. If they will not authorize it, then you have to do it on your own and hope eventually the employer's WC Insurance Company will have to pay for it. You can call the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for information on filing a Claim For Benefits. That number is 1-877-664-2566. You can request the Commission to send you the Attending Physician Report form. You will need to take this form to a doctor to have it filled out to document your injury.

It is important to take action immediately. The longer you wait the harder it will be for the doctor to connect your injury to your accident..

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