Act quickly and follow a three-step plan:
- Report the injury to your supervisor as soon as possible.
- Ask to see a medical professional. Be sure to tell your doctor you were injured at work.
- Complete a workers’ compensation claim form.
Until you report your injury and file the claim form, your employer is under no obligation to make sure you receive your benefits. There is a time limit for filing a claim, so don't wait too long to report, because you could miss out on benefits entirely. This statute of limitations varies by state so contact your state’s workers’ compensation office or one of our attorneys to determine the time limit for your home state.