Your employer has a legal right to know about your injury. If you delay or fail to notify your employer of your injury, you may lose your right to receive compensation. Therefore, even if your injury does not at first appear to be serious, the event/injury should be reported immediately.
Tyler Berberich states, "When reporting your injury, be specific about what part(s) of your body are hurt and what work activity you were doing that caused your injury. The details about your accident may become very important if your claim is denied and a good description of your accident to your employer and/or on a written accident report can go a long way in getting your benefits."
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