Following an injury on the job it is important for the employer to document the incident using the Indiana State Form 34401. This should be done as soon as possible after the injury occurs. If the employer fails to complete the proper paperwork this could cause complications, particularly if a law suit occurs. By using the form as a guide while memories and details are fresh, all relevant information will be recorded regarding the incident.
The "Indiana First Report of Injury" form and instructions act as a guide through the process of reporting an incident. The pack contains 25 forms and a pack should be ordered for each physical location of the business so they will be available should an incident occur. Store them with other HR documentation, or if the site does not have file storage they can be kept with First Aide and other safety equipment. Having this pack of forms available on site will allow the employer to quickly complete documentation without overlooking relevant information.