What to Do if You're Injured on the Job

Report the Injury Immediately to Your Supervisor

If possible report your injury within the first 48 hours, the longer you wait the more you allow the company to claim the injury took place off the job and you could be denied workers’ compensation.

Bring a Witness When You Are Reporting Your Injury

If management tries to discourage you in any way from reporting the injury, or retaliates against you for reporting an injury, contact Local 96 immediately.

Seek Medical Care Right Away

Call an ambulance if you need to. Do not hesitate to leave the job if necessary, but make sure you inform your supervisor.

Get a Workers’ Comp Attorney

The Workers’ Compensation system has become so complicated that it is nearly impossible to navigate without an attorney.

Get the representation you need to make sure your rights are respected. 

Contact the law firm of Ashcraft & Gerel at https://ashcraftandgerel.com  They have offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 


Christine Vondersmith-Hogarth, Union Liaison, [email protected], 410-385-3284

Allen Lowe, Esquire, [email protected]


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