What should I do if I believe that my injury, illness, or disease was caused, in whole or in part, by my job?

Under some circumstances, the connection between your job and your injury will be obvious. For example, if you fall from a scaffold while installing a window on a building. Under such circumstances, you must simply notify your supervisor.

However, the connection is not always so obvious. For example, you may notice a tingling in your fingers and only later realize that the tingling is worse every time you type on your keyboard at work; or you may have a cough that leads to a diagnosis of tuberculosis and which your treating doctor associates with your work exposure.

If you suspect that your injury or disease was caused by your job, make an appointment with a doctor and discuss it with him. If the doctor believes that the condition is work-related , inform your employer as soon as possible.