Monday, June 11, 2012

Do I report an Injury at Work?

The biggest problem with work related injuries is that they are not timely reported.  If you are injured at work go tell your supervisor.  Ask for a report of accident form and immediately write down what happened to you, who witnessed and when it occurred.  Employers, as a rule, are suspicious of claims that are not reported as soon as possible.  Employers tend to be more likely to fight an accident claim if it is not immediately reported.  While your employer may like you, they do not want to pay for an injury a work.  In my experience employers will fight claims that are not quickly reported.
They also tend to fight claims for any injuries that occurred on Monday mornings.  In their experience it is the employee trying to claim a weekend injury as work related.  To avoid the hassle report your injury as soon as it occurs.  Give the employer witnesses to talk to and you are more likely to get a claim up and going as soon as you are hurt.  If you have trouble with your claim give an experienced workers compensation attorney a call to help you resolve the issues.  If you have any questions please give me a call. 
 Disclaimer.  These blogs are meant to be helpful in understanding the process and in no way should be considered legal advice regarding your claim.  Please contact my office if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your claim.


  1. Things you need to know if you suffered an injury at work. First, look how badly you’ve been injured then let someone help you do first aid. Second report the incident to your supervisor, if you need to be taken to the hospital or not. Third, document the accident on the company’s worker accident book. Fourth, if it’s necessary go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. Lastly, you are entitled for work accident claim given by the insurance company of your boss.

  2. It is important that you write down all the details of your injury at work because you can totally use it in claiming for compensation from the injury sustained.