Whether an accident occurs at work, on the road, or elsewhere, documentation of the event and one’s initial medical condition can be critical. Catastrophic and fatal accidents are usually well documented. Thankfully, however, most accidents are not as severe. Nevertheless, the long-term effects of many accidents initially thought “less severe,” are significant and, in some cases, life-long. Those who take care to report an accident usually encounter less resistance to their claim. Injured workers in Ohio have a responsibility to report workplace accidents to their employers promptly.
Detailed and timely information about an accident can answer or avoid questions later about responsibility, and, in some cases, the information is vital to medical professionals diagnosing and treating those injured. Simply put, actions during the hours immediately following an accident have a significant impact upon ability of those injured to achieve a full recovery.