When to Tell Your Employer You Were Hurt at Work
Updated: Nov 8, 2020
You're at work. You get hurt. Now what? Most people are not sure what to do next because most employers do not provide complete training on what to do if you are injured at work.
Luckily, the next step is easy. Report it to your employer. Tell a supervisor or someone who manages you that you hurt yourself and how you hurt yourself.
That's it! It is then on your employer to report it to the insurance company. There are no endless stacks of paperwork to fill out. It is best practice to fill out an incident report with the employer (grab a copy for yourself), but verbally reporting an injury is sufficient.
It is also best practice to document you reported it. If you verbally reported it without filling out any paperwork, it is best to send a confirmation email to your employer that you did report it, and you are waiting on them to inform you of the next steps to take.
Easier than you thought, right?
If your claim is denied or your employer ignores the injury, you will need to take further action as reporting it your employer is not enough.
If you have any further questions about the process, call our office today to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyer.
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