It is important to report every accident and fill out an incident report the same day of the accident, if at all possible. If there is not a form provided to you by your employer, write a note outlining the accident and listing any witnesses. Even if you don't seek medical care that day, you may need to in a day or two, as often injuries don't appear immediately. Additionally, if you fail to notify your employer within 30 days of the accident you may not be entitled to any workers' compensation benefits.
Do not give a recorded statement.
The claims adjuster, or in some cases, a field investigator will attempt to obtain a recorded statement from you regarding the accident and your past medical history. This is so that they can obtain your medical records and try to deny the claim. Even if the claim is not denied the information you provide may be used to limit coverage. Do not give a recorded statement until you speak with an attorney.
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