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Hi, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I’m happy to assist you with your question today. I’m sorry to hear about your injury.
Frankly at this point you should file a workers compensation claim with your employer. You'll have to show the injury occurred in the course of and as a natural consequence of your employment. You have a good argument that answering the phone in this particular instance fits the description of a compensable injury.
Further an employer cannot discriminate against your for filing a workers comp claim. Also, if the claim is disputed by the insurance provider, you can and should retain an attorney to appeal the denial. In short I do not see any downside to your filing a claim at this time..you'd have nothing to lose. So you should report the injury to the employer and ask that they open a workers comp claim for the injury. Then take the process from there.
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