So, my wife recently (july) had surgery on her ankle. Two tendons had to be surgically reattached. She has been in and out of a walking boot ever since. Well, back at the end of October, she was stepping out from behind her workstation when she tripped over one of her co-workers who had backed up in her path. This caused her to step on her foot wrong, and long story short, she was out of work for 12 days while they determined the cause. (Partially re-tore one of the ligaments) Fast forward to today, we are still arguing with the company that handles Workmans Comp. They finally tell us that they are waiting on the Dr's notes from the doc they sent us to. Then they drop the bombshell. What the lady told us was that since my wife was only out for 12 days, that the first 7 days would not be covered. So, she would only get paid for 5 days total. Does anyone know if this is correct? Or do we need to go ahead and seek the services of Legal Representation? Any advice is welcome.