Every job is different. Some jobs, like construction work, may have more obvious risks, but even office jobs can lead to unexpected illness or injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Regardless of the type of work an Arizona employee spends his or days or nights doing, one thing remains universal: the prospect of being injured on the job and unable to pay bills is a scary one. The following tips, however, may help smooth the way should such an event occur.
The first thing to remember is to report any on-the-job injury as soon as possible. For the injured worker's own sake as well as for the good of other employees, it is important that any safety hazards on the job site are handled immediately. Additionally, ensuring a supervisor and/or the human resources department has the incident recorded as a work-related accident is very important in the workers' compensation process.