If you're injured on the job, you may need to make a claim for worker's compensation benefits. In a perfect world, where your employer does everything correctly, the claim should be automatic, but this is rarely the case. Your employer and the insurance company, responsible for paying your claim, will very rarely tell you everything you need to know about how to successfully make that claim. Most importantly, after you've been injured on the job, you need to report the injury to your employer. Again, many employers will tell you, "If you don't report the injury on the day it happens, you can't make a claim", but this is not true.
By law you have 120 days to report a claim after an injury in order to successfully pursue worker's compensation benefits. After you've reported your injury, the next step is to seek medical attention, even if it's just to get checked out by a doctor. In order to successfully pursue worker's compensation benefits you will need evidence of your disability. There are many other processes that will need to be followed in order to pursue a claim, if the insurance company denies it. Those are situations where we would recommend that you don't go it alone, you give us a call and we'll answer your question.