Everyone needs' Disability Insurance for when they hurt themselves other places besides job! It protects' your income by paying and keep bills up.
She needs to report this and have it in writing with a "C" form- (C-2, C-4 I don't know which), and go to Workman's Comp Dr.-
she should not be sore, as we have padding back there- so she fell a little wrong: to evaluate if her back has been sprained or a crack on hip bone-
do this in a timely manner, after a scrape, poke or bump at work, that day, at least with a first oral incident report,filed with office wherein you complained initially and a formal report for workman's comp claim is recorded before seven days are up, if it continue's or pops' up being a problem.
It could be a problem later- up to one year to report additional problems after an initial form for workman's comp purposes is filed and the first Dr. check.
If you get an infected finger from a stick earlier, it could require amputation- so it is very important to report all incidents. It takes' up to two weeks sometimes after a head injury, to get a hematoma that causes' dangerous further swelling on brain, and the pressure could cause blindness or coma, for example. We are not doctors, so we need to get checked out, especially if it will be a free check-up with Workman's Comp.
My employer did not report unstable steps, saying the steps were fine in safety report, which I knew was required, and I didn't complain when they were not right , then fell on them. (I finally found a copy, and may sue for falsifying causing injury -negligence in your case and $5,000.00 compensation or more for lost wages). Talk to a lawyer- they will advise. Workman's comp injured workers' attorney is also free. I have been fighting it since 2001. Also, the hospital Doctor did not report or x-ray both legs, and I had a broken ankle, which came out 6 months later of suffering, affecting the healing of my sprained ankles as well as the injured knees. I now won and have had two knee operations and physical therapy- the different gate in walking from my injuries has made tendonitis in ankle, bunion on opposite foot, hip soreness and leg swelling from medications lately- it takes' a while, so check it out so that it won't be as hard to heal. Both sides bad-
So have everything in writing!
Also, the employer didn't put me on light duty- I'm a caregiver- and I pinched my neck from trying to lift differently and not twist my legs, and ended up in hospital with what they thought was a heart attack, to the tune of $10,000 so yes I have a case- they laid me off because they thought I had H.A. and refused to discuss when I could go back- so communication was bad through a secretary that fed this and different things by talking and the paperwork involved with work and insurance parties!