Seven Steps to You Should Take After Injury on the Job

  1. In order to be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits, you are required to notify your supervisor or someone in a supervisory role after sustaining an injury on the job.
  2. You should do this in person and document this in writing as well, either by email, text, or if you fill out an incident report with your employer ask for a copy.
  3. If you are injured, then you should report the injury to your supervisor right away. If you wait more than 30 days to report your injury, you may be barred from being eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
  4. If you suffer from an occupational illness or disease, then you must report the illness within 30 days of the date that you knew (or should have known) that your illness or disease was work-related.
  5. Failure to timely report will almost assuredly remove your entitlement to medical care or income benefits.
  6. If possible, try to create paper or digital proof that you reported your injury or illness.
  7. Following up with a text message or email message or letter will help create evidence that you reported your injury or illness in a timely manner.