Are you worried about telling your employer about your injury? It’s not uncommon to be hesitant to speak up, but if you want workers’ compensation, you absolutely should.
Telling Your Employer About Your Injury | Immediate Notice Required
The law requires that there be immediate notice to the employer. If the employer does not know that you have been hurt on the job, there can be controversy later regarding whether you were in fact hurt on the job. The insurance company that represents that employer at the workers’ compensation board will then allege that the injury did not happen at work, attempting to discredit and lay the blame on the employee.
Telling Your Employer About Your Injury | Who to Tell
If you are injured at work, you need to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. Sometimes injuries are obvious; for example, if you fall into some sort of an excavation site, you will likely have a witness to your injury. In the event that you are injured at work and someone else did not hear or see the incident, especially if the injury relates to your back or your shoulder, you need to notify a colleague and your employer if you trip and fall and tear up your knee or tear up your ankle. People are going to be there to assist you.
Telling Your Employer About Your Injury | Workers’ Comp
In many of the cases we have overseen, our clients have been unaware of their responsibility to let their employer know. Every employer should possess workers’ compensation board forms, which you must ask your doctor to complete. Most of the doctors in New York know exactly how to fill out workers’ compensation forms.
If you have questions about telling your employer about your injury, please call our Hamburg construction accident attorneys today for a free case evaluation.