By Neal B. Strom of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
One of the biggest problems that I see in workers’ compensation from the point of view of a Petitioner’s lawyer is that people are not reporting accidents quickly enough. My question is: what are you waiting for? One of the biggest defenses that insurance companies like to use is that the injured worker never reported the injury to anyone at their workplace. Do not let this happen to you! Tell your manager, foreman, supervisor, etc. They need to know what happened right away so that there is no question as to where you were hurt. If you were hurt at work, make it known to someone higher up and make sure they write a report. It never hurts to report the injury when it happens. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
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