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How to Write an Injury Report

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1. Find the Facts

First, you must determine the facts surrounding the injury. You will need to provide the date, time, and specific location of the injury. You will need to include the names, titles, and contact information for all employees who were involved in or witnessed the incident that led to the injury.

You must document the events leading up to the incident, as well as what the employee was doing right at the time of the incident. You must document the specific injuries sustained by the employee and any damage that was done to company property.

2. Determine the Sequence or Timeline

It is important to document in the report the sequence of events or timeline surrounding the incident that resulted in the injury. Your report must include the events immediately prior to the incident, what happened during the incident, as well as what occurred immediately after the incident.

3. Analyze and Provide Feedback

If you are required to prepare an injury report, you will often be responsible for advising as to the cause of the accident, as well as how future accidents can be prevented. Is there preventative maintenance that needs to happen? Is further employee training required? Your recommendations are required to help minimize the chances of future injuries.

No matter what your connection to the incident, whether you suffered the injury or are simply required to document the injury of an employee, contact the attorneys at Young and Young for a free consultation regarding your rights and responsibilities.


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