A work-related accident is pretty self-explanatory. Whenever you experience mental or physical injury during the course of your job, you have suffered a work-related accident. Although you may not think that people have accidents at work very frequently, you would be wrong. The International Labour Organization has reported that an astonishing 337 million work-related accidents occur each year. This results in over 2 million deaths annually.
If you are among the large number of people injured at work, then you have some rights. You are most likely entitled to Worker’s Compensation. However, most states require that you report your accident quickly. This time period is typically between one month and 90 days. Otherwise, you could lose your right to Worker’s Compensation. Therefore, you should always report any accident you have while working, even if you are not sure if you have been injured.