All workers deserve a safe place to work, and the employers are the ones who are charged with ensuring this happens. When there are unsafe working conditions, there is a chance that a worker will suffer an injury or illness. This means that they will need medical care and may have to miss work. Naturally, a workplace injury can impact the worker's finances. Workers' compensation is one way that an injured worker might be able to minimize the impact that injuries can have on their finances.
We know that you might not want to have to file a workers' compensation claim, but employers pay for this coverage so that it is in place if a worker needs it. If you try to continue working after an injury or while you are ill, there is a chance that you will exacerbate your condition. Instead, you need to seek medical care right away so you can find out what you are facing in terms of recovery.
If you are injured at work, let your employer know right away. If you wait too long to alert them of the issue, you might not have any recourse for the financial damages you end up dealing with due to your injury. Hopefully, your injury or illness isn't due to the employer willfully violating a workplace safety standard. If there are safety issues, however, you can report those to the appropriate agency so that they can look into the issue and push the employer to fix the problem.
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