The first thing you should do after you’ve been injured at work is to notify your supervisor or HR department. With very few exception—such as employer’s actual notice—you must notify your employer within 14 days of your injury, otherwise you will not be able to receive worker’s compensation benefits.
Your employer will fill out a “First Report of Injury” (also called “FROI”). This document is required by law and the employer has 10 days to report the injury to the employer’s insurance company. If your disability lasts for more than 3 calendar days, the insurance company must file the FROI with the Department of Labor and Industry. You are entitled to a copy of the FROI and in a lost-time claim, your union (if applicable) would also receive a copy.