Whether you slip and fall or a heavy object falls on you while on the job, it is crucial to report it immediately. For example, if you slip at work, you may believe it is a minor injury and do not report it. As time goes on, you may develop a greater injury than what you initially perceived. In most cases, an employee may not mention the incident to their employer until it has worsened days, or sometimes weeks later.
When an accident at the workplace occurs, it is important to take the necessary steps in order to protect yourself from costly medical bills. If you experience an injury, here is what you should do:
- Ensure you receive medical attention. Whether your finger was cut and needs a band-aid or you fell and sprained your ankle, it is imperative to get checked out before returning to work.
- Notify your employer. Telling your boss about the incident and where you got injured is important to do to ensure you are covered if further damage occurs.
- Document the injury. It is recommended to write down the event and where you got injured. Have your supervisor sign off on it and save it with the timestamp.
- Get in contact with a Workers’ Compensation attorney, such as Franks & Rechenberg, P.C.
At Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. we care about your well-being, which includes your health and rights in the workplace. To ensure you stay covered after an injury at work, consult with us today.