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Steps to Take After Being Injured at Work

According to data provided by private industry, it is estimated that, in 2020, around 2.7 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses were reported in the workplace.

According to recorded statistics, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics states that for every 100,000 workers, 3.5 of them die due to work-related injuries each year.

Suffering an injury at work can have minor consequences or devastating consequences. And it is of the utmost importance to know what to do in case you find yourself involved in such a situation.

However, many workers may have no idea what steps to take. And that is why here we give you some advice on what to do if you are injured in your workplace.


1. Report it immediately to your supervisor. As soon as you are injured, it is critically important that you immediately report it to your supervisor or employer. When you suffer an injury as a result of your work activities, you have a period of 30 days – from the time the injury occurred – to report it and not run the risk of not receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.

2. Make sure you fill out and sign the necessary paperwork to file an injury report. Your supervisor should provide you with a form to file your report and have your injury recorded. It is the employers’ obligation to do this, so make sure they provide it to you and ask for a copy for your records.

3. Seek medical attention. No matter how minor your injuries may seem, it’s important that you go to the emergency room, or see your primary care doctor, for a checkup. There are injuries that can worsen if they are not treated in a timely manner, and result in temporary or even permanent damage.

4. File your claim for workers’ compensation. Submit your claim as soon as possible. Workers’ compensation will help cover your injuries or illness and provide you with some benefits.

5. Consult an attorney. A skilled workers’ compensation attorney can help you build a strong case and get the compensation you deserve.


If you suffered an injury at work, and would like to schedule a consultation with our attorneys, call us today! Our extensive experience and knowledge in the area will help you at every step of the process.