I am in Arizona and I was injured on a construction site on October 9, 2012. A piece of tie wire I was standing on broke and I fell into a 1'-0" wide by 15'-0" deep form we were preparing to pour concrete into. My knee was injured and I was taken to an Urgent Care Center where I was drug tested and then diagnosed with a knee sprain. I was put on limited work but I soon found out my employer planned to have me sweep floors all day long but I was in too much pain to walk so I didn't show up. I went to my next appointment to get my MRI and I found out that I could not get the MRI because payment had been denied by the workmans comp insurance carrier ZURICH INSURANCE Co.
Even though I was told by the President of the company I would be put on limited work and not have to walk, I never returned because I didn't want them to attempt to force me to sweep floors and risk further injury.
I stopped going to work and I never answered the calls from work or the insurance company calls because I wanted to talk to a lawyer first to protect myself. Well, I got distracted with the pain and now it's already November 29, 2012 and it's been almost 2 months since this happened.
I've been applying to job after job trying to get work that I'm qualified for but I can't seem to find anything.
Can I still file a workmans comp claim and collect a portion of the income I would be making if I was still able to work construction?
Feel free to ask any questions if I wasn't clear on anything.