My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: Nebraska
Here is my story: On Sat., Feb. 26 at approx. 6:30 PM I slipped on the ice at work and twisted my knee and struck my shoulder on the concrete. At the time it didn't seem like a major fall but when I got home at about 9 PM I e-mailed my employer to let them know that I had fallen and where. I stated that I would give it a few days to see how it feels. After a few nights of restless sleep because of both my swollen knee and shoulder problem I contacted my employer to let them know I would be seeking medical treatment. I was informed that I didn't notify them immediately when the accident happened and that it wasn't in writing signed by me so they couldn't file a claim. Seemed odd especially when they said they would pay my office visit and a week's wages if I needed time off out of their pocket. I worked the following week but it wasn't much fun and when I called again today to tell them about seeking medical help I was told that in addition to the other mentioned reasons for not filing a First Report of Injury that since I worked the week there is no claim. My feeling is that they simply have no workers comp insurance. Any advice on what I should do? I don't want to get fired for reporting them.
Thank you for any help.