Report Your Injury
To A Supervisor
After a job injury, tell your supervisor right away. He or she will help you start the formal workers’ compensation process. If you don’t tell him or her, you may risk losing your right to benefits.
Take Note Of Witnesses
If other workers saw the accident, get their names and contact information. They may be able to act as witnesses for you later down the road.
Fill Out A Claim Form
To request workers’ compensation benefits, you must complete a claim form and submit it to your employer.
Get It In Writing
If your employer is not cooperating, make sure to document your injury in writing — either by emailing your employer, complaining of the injury to a doctor, or by writing a letter, email or text to your supervisor explaining how you got hurt.