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

Report your injury immediately to your employer and get proper medical attention. Any delay in reporting workplace injuries can result in denial of your claim. Many injured workers are initially denied benefits because they did not report their injuries immediately.

If you are injured on the job or are diagnosed as having a work­related disease, you should file a written notice of claim for workers` compensation as soon as possible. The Workers` Compensation Commission provides an official form for workers` compensation claims, called a 30C Form. This form is also available from any Workers` Compensation Commission District Office or from the Commission`s Education Services.

A 30C Claim Form should be filed promptly after a work­related injury takes place. There is a statute of limitation for filing workers` compensation claims: within 1 year of the date of an injury or within 3 years of the first appearance of a symptom of an occupational disease.

All written notices of claim for workers` compensation benefits must be filed with both your employer and with the Workers` Compensation Commission District Office, which has jurisdiction over the city, or town in which you were injured or became ill, not where you live.

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This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified workers' compensation lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local workers' compensation attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.

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