Hi. I'm Attorney Andre' Ramsay, your workers' compensation attorney.
What should you do after you suffer an injury at work?
It's quite simple - tell someone - whether it's your team lead, your supervisor, or your supervisor's supervisor - inform someone that not only are you hurt, but also that you were hurt because of the work you were doing for them. That's very important.
By law, you have 30 days to provide your employer with notice of an injury.
But I beg you not to wait 30 days - reporting sooner is better. Tell them right away. That way, an incident report can be written up immediately and you can get to the medical treatment you need sooner than later. And more often than not, this will avoid an investigation being done that could stop you from getting the benefits that you deserve.
So again, inform your supervisor immediately after the injury. If you have to go to the emergency room, do it immediately. After you get home from the emergency room, call your supervisor, or/and call your employer, and keep a written report or a record of what happened.
Get an Incident Report done if needed. Most employers would appreciate you doing so because then there's record of the injury.
Do all of these things and also don't forget to call me. I'm here to help you with your injury. I'm here to help you with your accident. That is what I do.
Again, my name is Andre’ Ramsay and I'm the lawyer for the everyday worker.