A: This is a common problem for injured workers especially in larger companies where they have a more sophisticated human resources department. Many companies do not want to have “lost time accidents”. Management compensation and/or bonuses may be tied to lost time performance measures and lost time accidents may cost the company in terms of increased insurance premiums. So reclassifying an injury something other than a lost time accident can benefit the company financially as well as the manager that implemented the policies. If you believe that your injury was related to work then you need to our firm to discuss your possible claim. Remember, it is not necessary that the work “caused” the injury but only that the work contributed, aggravated or accelerated your physical condition so that it is worse with the work than without the work.