How Long After An Injury Do I Have To Report It To My Employer?
Under California law, your Employee`s Claim For Workers` Compensation Benefits form (form DWC1) and the Application for Adjudication of Claim (mediation) must be filed within one year from the date of injury. If the insurance company has provided benefits or paid benefits, your claim must be filed within five years of the date of injury. Death benefits have a oneyear time limit from the date of death. Time Limitations begin to start from the date of your accident and there are some exceptions to these rules for specific or traumatic injuries or for situations where the employer does not notify you of your rights.
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