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What to do following a severe or fatal workplace injury

Seek immediate medical attention and follow these simple steps.

posted April 21, 2016

We hope you and your employees never have to experience a severe or fatal workplace injury.

But if the worst happens, these clear, easy-to-follow instructions will help you know what to do.

Briefly, here are the steps to take:

  1. Seek immediate medical attention.Severe or fatal workplace injury
  2. Notify OSHA (24-hour hotline: 1.800.321.6742).
  3. Secure the accident scene.
  4. File a claim.

You can find more details about these emergency procedures, plus information on filing and managing a claim, on our Employer Guide.

If you have questions or need help, please call SAIF's toll-free number at 1.800.285.8525. After hours, you can leave a detailed message and someone will get back to you the following business morning.