Injuries suffered at a workplace are not always the employee’s fault. Your employer has the obligation to walk through the required safety procedures.
Sometimes, workers fail to report their recent injuries to their managers at their workplace, which can lead to a potential decrease in a claim’s value. You must notify your manager about the incident and give specific details on how the injury happened. Employees need to report the accident in writing within 30 days after the date of the event to avoid losing the right to worker’s compensation and the benefits that come along.
In some cases, there have been employees afflicted by diseases contracted in the workplace. In such cases where occupational diseases take place, the employee needs to notify the employer within two years after the employee found out the disease is work-related, or two years after disablement.