I work at an animal clinic and got bitten by a dog this afternoon. It didn't seem too bad to be at first, but a co-worker suggested that I go to the hospital and that if I did my bills would potentially paid for by my employer and that I could get workers comp. I wasn't sure about that and my boss (the owner of the establishment) never came to me and offered this service. Now, 9 hours later, I'm still in a LOT of pain and my finger (where I was bitten) is kinda numbing a bit and may be a little swollen.
If I was to go to the hospital now would my job still be required to pay my bills (if they ever were required to) and could I still get workers comp? or since I let it go this long do I no longer have that option? OR since I work in an environment where dog bites are a danger/hazard that comes w/the job, was I ever able to get workers comp?