First, you should notify your employer of the date and place you were injured as soon as practical, but no later than 45 days after the accident. The notification to your employer can be done verbally, but the best practice is to give notice in writing, which would include email or text messages. In some cases, an employer may try to pressure an employee to not file a claim. If an employee fails to report a claim to a supervisor in a timely manner or fails to file a claim in a timely manner, they may be barred from pursuing their claim later. This could result in unpaid medical expenses that haunt the worker, and worsening injuries that might have been treated.