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Your immediate failure to report a personal injury accident of any nature can impede a full investigation into the causation of the accident, the surrounding circumstances, gathering of evidence, photographs of the scene, witnesses' names, and documentation of the extent of your injury. This may result in a denial of your claim altogether, and may limit your rights of recovery. Reporting an accident to the manager of a location, the police, or your workplace boss is vitally important for you to recover any compensation that you may be entitled to receive, as you may need to comply with OSHA regulations. In order not to jeopardize those statutory rights, do not fail to immediately report an accident.