On the Job Injury

Accident investigation forms/statements should be filled out by the injured employee, supervisor and any witness to the accident. Train your supervisors to conduct the preliminary investigation as soon as possible.

Care must be taken to assure the investigation is fact finding, not fault finding. Obtaining signed statements as soon as possible following an accident ensures that you, the employer, have an accurate account of how the injury occurred. These completed statements are important in helping to correct hazards and prevent the accident from recurring. They also help to spot possible third-party liability as well as possible fraudulent claims.

Procedure for Reporting On the Job Injury