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It's funny that you think that, and I agree they should, but most companies couldn't care less about their employees when it comes to employees Vs their wallet. If OP didn't say/document anything at the time of the incident, at work, or visit urgent care/the ER at the time of the injury then there is no paperwork to prove that the accident happened while on the clock, and the company will fight to not have to cover any medical costs.

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Yeah but he isn't getting paid from his work while recovering because he didn't report it the moment the pain started. As unfair as that sounds most jobs want to know that the injury is work related and won't cover you if you report it days after it happened because by law they don't have to since they could say it happened outside of work.

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It is free. So long as you go to the Emergency Room for everything and are willing to wait months to see a specialist. Unless there's something very serious. I had a problem with my eye, got an appointment with a world class neurologist scheduled for 30 minutes after I left the opthamology clinic and was in the four million dollar thumping donut inside of a week.

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Only if it they were to report it immediately. if they waited 2 weeks they can't really prove that work caused it and the work place has the right to deny payment.

get informed, call HR or workforce commision, a labor law representative should guide you through the procedure. go to the hospital and save all receipts and bills! hope you feel better!

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if it happened at work it should have been reported immediately. if it wasn't then the work place has every right to deny payment. OP would just be wasting time and money if they were to take legal action considering they worked for 2 weeks with it injured.

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