If you’re injured at work, it’s important to report the incident immediately. Depending on the severity, you may need to seek medical attention. You should also be prompted by your employer to fill out a detailed and comprehensive injury report.
If your employer neglects to have you report the injury, this might be a potential red flag. Having a paper trail for a workplace injury is crucial, especially when you try to seek workers’ compensation benefits.
While some injuries might not seem like a big deal, you could run into serious trouble if your injury worsens and you try to seek compensation at a later date. There are a number of reasons not all on-the-job injuries get reported, but not reporting the issue only makes things worse for the injured employee in the future.