This situation occurred in Florida. I've recently started a new job and am still of probation for another 6 months and therefore do not have insurance yet. While at work, I was injured what I thought was my wrist while lifting some heavy product. I didn't think it was a big issue, just uncomfortable, was still able to work and went on with my day. A few days later, the pain was worse and I was beginning to notice limited mobility in my hand. I then reported the situation to my supervisor who told me there was nothing to do since it hadn't been reported the day ore time of the incident. I continued to work for several weeks using that hand less and less until I began to feel I really needed to see a doctor. It turns out, I fractured my forearm. While discussing the incident with the doctor and explaining that I didn't have insurance he advised me to file a workman's comp claim anyway. Can I do this? Is the employer still responsible even though an incident report was never filed? Do I have any legal standing where this is concerned? Any advice regarding this matter is greatly appreciated. I'm clueless as to what avenue to take.