Just how painful is injury reporting?

Dr Mary Wyatt

Knowing when injury reports should be made and how they should be dealt with can reduce the pain and strain of the process...

The reporting of injuries or health problems at work—especially sprains and strains—is a vexed issue.  On the one hand, if people delay reporting their injury there may be questions about whether the problem is really work related. For example, a twinge of pain might be felt one day and brushed off as no big deal. However the worker may choose to report the problem the next day, when the muscles tighten up and they have difficul...

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