How to Report a Workplace Illness or Injury
The Department of Labor requires that workplace injuries and illnesses are promptly reported and specific records are kept of the incidents. Here is a quick overview of what you need to do in the event of an injury. We’ve also included a helpful guide and forms are available for download.
Fill out a Workers Compensation Claim Form, an Employers Report of Injury and any other forms as required by your state workers’ compensation law. You should immediately alert Human Resources, the employee’s boss, and the medical professional who helped the employee.
Report the incident truthfully and do not embellish or withhold any information. Even if you do not agree with or believe the injured person, do not skew any of the details.
OSHA requires that records be kept of the incidents. Downloads of each form are available below. The OSHA Recordkeeping Guide can provide complete information about each form and answers many frequently asked questions.
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