How Long After An Injury Do I Have To Report It To My Employer?

Unless an injury either renders the employee physically or mentally unable to do so, or is made known to the employer immediately after it occurs, the employee shall report the injury to the employer on a form prescribed or approved by the Workers` Compensation Commission. The employer shall not be responsible for disability, medical, or other benefits prior to receipt of the employee`s report of injury.

A claim for compensation for disability on account of an injury, other than an occupational disease and occupational infection, shall not be allowed unless filed with the commission within two years from the date of the work related injury. If, during the two­year period following the filing of the claim, the injured employee receives no weekly benefit compensation and receives no medical treatment resulting from the alleged injury, the claim shall be denied thereafter.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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