If you have been injured on the job, the most important thing to know is that you must notify your employer of the injury immediately. Generally, you must be able to tell the employer exactly what injury was sustained, when and how. Oftentimes, you must persist and complete a report of injury in writing. You must be able to prove the injury was reported to whom and when.
Workers’ Compensation claims are insurance claims. In all insurance claims the insurance carrier wants to know about the claim immediately. The longer you wait, even a day, the more likely the claim will be denied.
The Arkansas Workers Compensation Commission publishes a form N. The form is not always used but it never hurts to have one handy. http://www.awcc.state.ar.us/revisedforms/formn.pdf