When you’re injured at work, you must notify your employer IMMEDIATELY.
If your injury occurs over a period of time versus immediately, then you should notify your employer as soon as you’re aware of the injury.
Your employer will then file a workers’ compensation claim with their insurance company, and you should be given a copy of that report.
If your employer does not file a workers’ compensation claim, then you can contact our office (802) 828-2286 and request a Form 5 – Employee’s Notice of Injury and Claim for Compensation [PDF].
If you file a Form 5 you will be required to provide evidence that your injury was as a result of your employment.
This will include medical records and statements from anyone who witnessed the injury.
You can download the Form 5 with complete instructions here [PDF].