Employees' Response to Accidents
Your employees should be told that they need to do the following if they
receive injuries in a workplace accident:
- Give prompt notice of the injury — each state has its own legal
requirement for the time within which employees must notify you of their
- Fill out a written report — the written report provided by your
employee should contain the employee's name and home address; should contain
the time, place, nature, and cause of the injury; and should be signed by
the employee or someone on the employee's behalf. Your insurance carrier or
state agency should provide you with the necessary forms.
You should remember that once your employee notifies you of the injury, you
have the ultimate responsibility for notifying the insurance company that a
workers' compensation injury has occurred.