Workplace injuries are very common and can happen in almost every industry. Slips, trips, falls, lacerations, eye injury, burns, and the list goes on. The most important tools you have to keep yourself safe are to know the risks and follow the safety guidelines of your workplace. For construction and industrial workers, this is even more important because an accident in those industries could end fatally.

Most workplaces have their own policies on safety and protocols for what happens when someone does get hurt. Familiarize yourself with these protocols and know your worker rights. If you do get injured on the job, be sure to alert your supervisor as soon as possible and if needed seek medical attention.

It is important to know the difference between an emergency that requires immediate medical attention and a minor injury that can be taken care of with first aid. Safety supervisors or other managers can help administer first aid, or there are a host of other mobile first aid services that will come to the injured worker and administer first aid. Remember it is always your right to determine whether you want to seek medical attention or not.

Applying for worker’s compensation may be necessary depending on the severity of your injury. If you plan on filing worker’s comp claim, inform your employer immediately. They are required to give you a claim form immediately. Be sure to fill out the Employee section of the form and return it to your employer as soon as possible. Keep a copy of the form for your records. After your claim is verified by the state, you should start receiving your allotted benefits.

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