When should I notify my employer of an occupational accident?
A reader asks: I sprained my ankle at work on Friday before the end of the working day. The pain was not too bad and I carried on with work. My foot did not recover over the weekend and on Monday I felt that I could not work with an aching foot, so I went to the doctor. Now my employer is saying they do not believe I injured my foot when working on Friday because I did not go to the doctor until Monday and they do not consider it an occupational accident.