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When should I report my work injuries?

Work injuries take many different forms shapes and sizes. Sometimes the injury is painly obvious and requires immediate medical attention. Other times, injuries may not be readily apparent or an injured worker is not sure about “rocking the boat” by filing an injury report. Maybe the pain will go away. Maybe not.

Under Nebraska workers’ compensation law an injured worker should provide notice of an injury “as soon as practicable.” Unless the employer has actual notice of the injury, Nebraska workers’ compensation law requires that notice “shall be in writing” and must state the time, place and cause of injury and signed by the injured worker.

Many times employees are apprehensive about reporting an injury. If this is you, please call a workers’ compensation attorney before you decline or delay reporting an injury.