Answered on Dec 4, 2011
The most important point made above is that you absolutely must give notice of the injury to your employer. If you have suffered a serious injury it could affect your earning capacity for yours and you may be prohibited from being adequately compensated if you do not provide notice. I am attaching a link to my profile that provides a short outline on the initial stages of a WC Claim. I understand the difficulties you are going through with the holiday season, unfortunately, all too often the insurance companies will leverage people between their legitimate injuries and their financial realities, creating many difficult choices. All the best.