What is the #1 mistake injured workers make? Not reporting their claims!
Some injuries don’t start with a traumatic accident. Some are from stepping down off the ladder wrong or lifting that box that you didn’t know was so heavy.
If you feel something isn’t right; report it.
It is always better to be safe than sorry. If it turns out to be nothing, you have nothing to lose. But, if it turns out to be an injury that requires medical treatment and results in time off of work, you don’t want to take the chance that your claim is denied because you failed to say anything and report it.
This is the most important thing you can do to ensure that you receive the medical care and compensation you are entitled to under workers’ compensation law.