If you were injured at work and need compensation, there are a few steps you should take before approaching your employer. First, you should contact your employer as soon as possible to give them a chance to settle the matter. If they offer to pay you, make sure to take note of the amount offered and ask for an itemized invoice of all the expenses they will cover. You should also make sure that the offer is in writing and that there are no other terms or conditions. If your employer refuses to help you, you should contact your state’s workers’ compensation board.