Orange Park, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: While walking through the front door at work i ripped my foot open & 9 stitches. My WCclaim is denied for my med. bill

I’m only trying to be compensated for medical bills which is appr. 3000.00. When i filled out the endless pwk i added the medical miles and 4 hours of work unpaid to go get treatment. My claim has been denied, stating it’s not under the guidelines of the FL Workers Compensation Act, and not having to do with on the job injury. Does this sound right? The only injury to my foot ever was this incident. There is a downward sloping to the cement, so the further you open the door, the higher up the impact is made. i.e. split my entire big toe open in a split that extended underneath the nail all of the way to the nail bed. It split my toe wide open, thus the 9 stitches. I’m baffled why compensation of my medical bills would be denied as a Workers Comp claim......

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It appears that this is a previous, non-work-related injury that was only exacerbated (your ripping your foot open), not caused, while at work. So it is plausible that it's not covered by worker's comp.

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