How To Handle Your Workers' Compensation Injury Case As an employee, you have the rights to claim workers' compensation benefits to reimburse you for all reasonable and necessary medical treatments resulting form your on-the-job injury. Immediately notify your supervisor of your injury If you were injured at work, you should notify your supervisor immediately or within thirty (30) days after your injury. Failure to give notice of your injury may lead your workers' compensation benefits claim to be denied. Seek medical treatment Initially, your employer has the right to choose you treating physician. As an injured worker, you have the right to a change of physician. If your recovery time off work exceeds three (3) days, you may be entitled to disability payments.