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.
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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- What Workers' Compensation Benefits Am I Entitled To?
- If I Am Injured On The Job Can I Choose The Doctor Who Treats Me?
- When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?
- If I Am Unable To Return To The Type Of Work I Did Before I Was Injured, What Happens?
- My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?