Q: I was injured 2015,and my supervisor was witness. My foot was swollen for over a week and I still went to work for 3 day
I told the secretary but nothing was done. What should I have done differently?
A: Thank you for contacting me with your work injury question. There is nothing you can do now about a 2015 injury, and in the future if you are hurt at work you are required to notify a supervisor or manager as soon as possible, and you are required to file your own claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona. You can do that online by going to https://www.azica.gov/forms and completing the workers report of injury. You can also file a paper copy with the Commission at 800 West Washington St. in Phoenix. You can mail the report of injury, but there is no guarantee it will be processed and the best way to do it is online or in person. You are generally able to choose your own health care provider, although certain employers have the right to limit your options. The list of self-insured, authorized self-directing employers, is also available at the Industrial Commission website. You will only be paid for time missed from work if it is at the direction of a physician, and only if you miss more than one or two weeks of work.
I hope you are not injured again at any job, but you should feel free to contact us if you do have another injury. Thank you again for your contact.
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