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Approaching Work related Accidents

If you get hurt on the job, it is important that you understand your state’s workers’ compensation insurance system, since it may be your only means of receiving compensation for a work-related injury. In this article, we explain the details of reporting an on-the-job injury, which is typically a prerequisite to filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Immediately Make A Work Injury Accident Report
If you receive a work-related injury or illness, immediately report it to your supervisor. If the injury or illness has gradually worsened over time (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), report it as soon as you think it was caused by your job. If you do not report your injury within a certain amount of time, usually within 30 days, you may lose your right to collect the workers’ compensation benefits to which you would otherwise have been entitled.
What Should The Injury Accident Report Contain?
Many states and employers have their own claim forms which you will need to fill out in order to request workers’ compensation benefits. If your employer does not give you a claim form, get one from your state’s workers’ compensation board.
The workers’ compensation claim form will ask you for your personal information, as well as information about the accident. Typically, the accident report will ask you to include:
the nature of the injury, including every body part affected by the injury
how the accident occurred
parties involved