UFCW 21 - A Voice for Working America

Injured on the Job?

Every day workers get hurt on the job. As much as possible should be done to prevent injuries through workplace safety trainings and practices. In addition, it should be insured that workplaces working conditions are as safe as possible. However, accidents do happen.

If you are injured in the job, the fist thing to do is to get treatment. If it is minor, you may treat the injury at once. Every worksite is required to have a first-aid kit. If you need medical attention, make sure you seek it immediately.

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is the official site to find out answers to questions about workplace injuries, how to treat them, how to file a claim, getting independent medical exams, etc. Go to the link below for this helpful information and more:


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