If you suffer an on-the-job injury, you shouldn't hesitate to receive immediate medical attention. This has nothing to do with your finances, and everything to do with the fact that you don't want to make your situation worse.
I received a Deputy Commissioner decision earlier this month in which my client injured his left shoulder at work on the day before Thanksgiving. He did not give his employer a written notice of the injury until he returned to work on Monday after the 4 day holiday. That 4 day delay was not a problem, but the fact that he wrote up the injury as to his "right shoulder" sure did turn out to be a problem! This discrepancy, combined with some self-serving testimony from his former boss, resulted in a decision that my client was "not credible." In other words, he lost his case in part because he was a little bit careless in how he wrote up the incident report when he reported it to his employer. Let that be a lesson to you! If you do get hurt at work, call Bob Bollinger for a free consultation before you fill out the report. He can walk you through it so that you do not make a careless mistake that causes you to lose the case.