If You Get Hurt at Work, Report It
By guest, Nov 10 2014 06:29PM
In today's workplace, many employers have a human relations department and a list of rules that employees need to follow if they have a work-related injury. It is important to report your injury to your employer when it happens. A lot of people have an injury but will tell themselves that it is only a pulled muscle or something minor that will get better on its own.
They do not report their injury when it happens. If their condition gets worse, and then they make a report to their employer that it happened at an earlier date, there is often a suspicion that could lead to an employer or worker's compensation claims adjustor denying that your condition was work related or tell you it is too late to file a claim for compensation.
The best thing to do is treat any work injury that causes you pain as a reportable event. On a close call, give yourself the benefit of the doubt and report what happened rather than hope it gets better on its own. If you have any questions about worker's compensation, all our office.
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