One of our workers was using a large wrench which slipped from her grip and struck her across the nose. She was taken to the hospital and it was determined at that time that she could return to work the next day with no restrictions. She received only first aid. I did not record the incident. Subsequently it has been determined that she requires surgery for the injury. She has had surgery to correct this problem and will be out for approximately 5 days. Do I record the case using the initial accident date and then record the days out of work due to the surgery even though this was originally a non-recordable incident?

Yes. When known, you use the date the injury occurred even though it may not have been recordable at that time.

FAQ ID: 55