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

Immediately notify the employer in writing of any work related injury or occupational disease and request medical services. Failure to give notice or to accept medical services may deprive the employee of the right to compensation.

Give promptly to the employer, directly or through a supervisor, notice of any claim for compensation for the period of disability beyond the third day after the accident. In case of fatal injuries, notice must be given by one or more dependents of the deceased or by a person on their behalf.

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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