My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Arizona
Im a current employee at a retail store. I recently was hurt on the job by a fire extinguisher.What happened was I with a customer face to face. I took a step back and brushed up against the fire extinguisher in the main aisle with my shoulder. The extinguisher immediately fell of the wall including the mount that held it and onto the to side of my ankle.I didn't have much time to even move out of the way from it.
If this was a customer... then what?!?? I mean I didn't tug,pull or bash into it. Literally I brushed into it and it came out of the wall. There is no record from the fire Marshall in his most recent visit saying it was loose. Im trying to find out when the last time the visit even was but, I do know they do come. To say that it was loose prior to be brushing into it is pretty fair seeing as the mount and all came out of the dry wall. I mean it very likely this is a safety issue and or negligence on someone's part.Anyone opinion on what steps I should take?
Right now its been a week and a half and i can't work yet. Doctor says I can but due my injury and limitations I can't return in the company's eyes. Which is understandable. I am receiving workman's comp but honestly I don't feel this is even fair in a sense. Not to mention this injury to my ankle may be a lifetime injury Im dealing with.
Opinions, steps i should take.. anything is much appreciated. I'm only a college student and well honestly don't know much about all this.