Yesterday I had a very bad fall at work.
I was stepping out of the lift downstairs in the foyer onto a marble floor and my foot just gave way under me. It was like they had polished the floor and it was extremely slippery.
Well, I went flying to my right side, slammed my head against the door to the lift and crashed down like a rag doll - thankfully not on my stomach as I'm 6 months pregnant.
There was very nice lady in the lift who saw this all happen and helped me over to one of the seats in the foyer and insisted on going up to get someone from my work to come down.
My work were "mildly" sympathetic; however given that I'm quite pregnant and my fall was very bad I was shocked they didn't send me home or act a little more caring (not that I expect to be molly coddled) . . . . I just felt very cold and clammy and weird for much of the day. . .
I filled out all the necessary injury report stuff, went to the doctors near work who gave me a certificate.
Last night I went to my obstetrician who was concerned about the baby - however everything seems to be ok thank God.
Today I didn't go into work as I woke up feeling totally jared and sore and my head where it was hit is still very sore and bruised.
I went to my own GP who asked me if I wanted to claim it as a "Work Cover" thing. I've never claimed workers comp in my life however I felt that this being serious, I should - especially the fact tha it was pure negligence of the building management to have such slippery floors and that had I landed on my stomach, my baby might not have survived!
My boyfriend said that I shouldn't have put it into workers comp/work cover as if I ever go for another job again they wont want to employ me because they don't want trouble makers who claim workers comp working for them. Is this true?
The only reason I've gone through these channels is because I feel it is so serious. . .Imagine if an elder person fell in that foyer and broke their hip? or a young child??
I feel sore and achey and the doctors gave me till the end of the week off, which I'm not sure I should take. Why do I feel bad for having time off work for this??
Has anyone had experiences like this ?