Yes- Injured workers need to file report of injury immediately after injury. We are seeing an increase in clients calling after weeks or months of delay and this is hurting their chances of receiving just compensation. Filing the report of injury is not doing anything harmful to your employer, it is just following the requirement of the WC statute to protect your rights. Don't delay requesting medical treatment and/or evaluation after injury either. Last but certainly not least, Call Richard (314-241-2500) immediately after workplace injury. Questions are answered free of charge from 7am to 7pm daily. And remember, we only take a fee for services after we have made sure you received proper compensation under the workers compensation statutes of Missouri and Illinois.