If you work in a laboratory environment, you probably have many opportunities to be injured. The laboratory equipment can malfunction. A beaker may break, or a caustic chemical, such as sulfuric acid or sodium hydroxide, may inadvertently make contact with your skin. Nevertheless, regardless of the nature of your laboratory injury, it needs to be treated properly, and it may be covered by workers' compensation insurance.
Yet, you may have trouble receiving the compensation you deserve if you don't take certain precautions.