If you are injured at work, there are two very important things to do immediately:
Inform your employer right away if you are injured on the job. Employers need to be familiar with the situation when the L&I paperwork arrives so that they can help you plan your return to work.
The sooner you are able to return to work after an injury, whether in a light-duty or modified job (with your doctor's OK), the more likely you are to recover.
Many falls, cuts, and sprains can become serious injuries if they aren’t treated. Get first aid at your workplace; all employers in Washington are required to provide a first-aid kit. If further treatment is necessary, go to the emergency room or health‑care provider of your choice and tell them you were injured at work.
Vida Center staff and clinical provider will:
For your second visit and beyond, you can schedule an appointment with Vida Center, a registered provider with Washington State Labor and Industry
You may see a company doctor if you wish, but you have the right to choose your doctor and also to decide who, if anyone, you want to accompany you to the doctor. You have the right to decline to have the company nurse or any employer representative accompany you to the hospital, doctor, or any other medical visit.