What to do if you are injured at work
Because accidents cannot be anticipated, you should have an idea of what you will need to do if you are injured on the job.
1. Get Medical Assistance
- Always seek medical attention immediately if you are injured.
2. Report Injury to Work Supervisor
It is very important to report your injury to the proper person(s). When reporting an on-the-job injury, you should speak to your work supervisor. Be sure to be as detailed as possible in your report.
Your report should include:
- Time and place of the injury
- Circumstances surrounding the incident
- Extent of your injuries
- Names of any witnesses
You will need this information when you file a claim or if you consult with an attorney, so you should write down everything you discuss with your supervisor for future reference.