I hurt my shoulder dec 17 I thought it was ok to just take some Motrin and it would go away on Jan 7 I hurt it worst I told my supervisor they sent me to there Doctor which thinks I tore my rotary cuff a week later I was written up for not reporting it
You may face a requirement to report "injuries" immediately but you can accurately argue that you did not know it was an injury. if we reported every pain we fell working we would do nothing less.
Your question is actually outside of workers compensation and part of what we call employment law which addresses the duties and responsibilities of employers. As to your injury, you can get a free consult from any one of us and representation at no cost and only 15% of the settlement. You might want to call. All the best,
Steven A Meline Esq.
Most employers have strict rules that all injuries must be reported on the same day it happened. If you had never been informed of this policy and were unaware of it, it would appear to be wrong for you to get a write up. Many employers have this rule so they can drug test employees on the date they got injured to see if alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident. I would recommend you consult and hire an attorney for your case, a torn rotator cuff can certainly be serious. Good Luck.
What you describe about not reporting the injury right away happens all the time. If we reported every cut, scratch or bruise, our personnel files would be 3 feet thick! I agree with my colleagues in the other regards.
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