People who suffer injuries in the workplace are advised and in many cases required to carefully follow through procedures for reporting the incident. Their employers will as a matter of practice also be required to make some kind of report to the government. Advocates for workers’ rights have recommended that employees who suffer injuries while on the job set down both the exact way in which the accident occurred as well as the causes which they observed or believed to have been present.
In this way, they can use the legal infrastructure surrounding workplace injuries to their advantage and increase their chances of being accorded a favorable settlement in any court case as they may later decide to file. In order to ensure that employers make every effort to provide for the well-being of an employee who suffers harm while on the job, generic reports forms are provided in which they can record both the testimony of the worker in question and their own impressions of the accident’s causes.