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Do these things when reporting an accident to your employer

You do your best to avoid an accident in your workplace, but you never know if you may find yourself in this position. You could be involved in a slip-and-fall accident as you go down the steps. Or maybe you fall from height when climbing a ladder.

If you're injured in a workplace accident, it's critical to take a few key steps when reporting the details to your employer. Here are four steps to take:

  • Report the accident immediately, even if you don't feel that you have suffered an injury
  • Seek first-aid for your injury, while also calling 911 if you require transportation to a local hospital for follow-up treatment
  • Ask your employer to complete any necessary forms regarding your on-the-job injury
  • Discuss the accident with your doctor, including how it happened, where it happened and what you're currently feeling

All of these steps are important, so make sure you take them in the order that makes the most sense. For example, if you've suffered a serious injury that leaves you unable to walk, you won't have time to report the injury on the spot.

As you begin to heal and recover, you can learn more about the cause of the accident and how long you'll be out of work. Depending on the circumstances, you may qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

If you receive a denial of benefits letter, you can learn more about your legal rights for filing an appeal. You were injured on the job, so you don't want to give in until you receive the compensation you deserve.

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