Injured at Work? Now What? Getting hurt on the job can range from a slight inconvenience to a horrible ordeal, especially if you miss work due to your injuries. Add on a family that is depending on your paycheck, and you can have a nightmare on your hands if you try to handle it yourself. If you do get hurt at work, first make sure you are safe and out of danger. If your injuries are serious, don’t hesitate to call an ambulance while at work and/or go to the doctor later if necessary.