What should I do if I fell off of a ladder at work?

If you fell off of a ladder at work you should immediately notify your employer of your injuries. Employer does not simply mean co-workers but rather someone in a position of authority, such as foreman, supervisor or human resources.  Though you can notify them verbally of your fall, you should send a written notice within 30 days of the injury so that there is no dispute on whether you timely notified your employer. You can find the Department of Workers Compensation Claim Form here(more…)

What should I do if I injured my back on the job?

If you injured your back on the job there are several steps you should take. The first and most important step is to immediately notify your employer of your back injury.   Though you can notify them verbally of your back injury, you should send a written notice within 30 days of the injury so that there is no dispute on whether you timely notified your employer.  It is not enough to tell your coworkers that you are injured. (more…)

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