Many companies have specific programs aimed at avoiding work-related injuries. Safe work practices and efforts to avoid injuries are important for employers and employees alike. However, once an injury happens, it’s not in your best interest to avoid reporting the incident.
When an injury is not reported, an employer can deny medical treatment and benefits for missed time from work. Reporting an injury properly will prevent many potential problems that could affect your claim for compensation.
Reporting the injury properly and quickly will protect you against an employer who might claim that you were injured outside the workplace. You should report an injury as soon as possible. If possible, report the injury in writing or in the presence of a reliable witness. Using an accident report form provided by your employer is best.
If you experienced a work-related injury, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. With over 100 years of trial experience and a dedication to honesty and integrity, Cook, Barkett, Ponder & Wolz has represented working families with sound legal advice and guidance when they need a lawyer most. If you have experienced a job site injury and aren’t sure if you need an attorney, please call us at 1-877-377-6651 for a free case evaluation today.