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

Details of work­related accidents or disease should be reported as soon as possible to your employer, supervisors or other persons in charge. The Michigan Workers` Compensation Act does not state that an action must be commenced within any specified period of time. It does, however, limit the time allowed for giving notice and making a claim but as long as the proper notice is given and the proper claim is made, an injured worker can claim benefits. Notice of an accident must be given within 30 days of an occupational disease or accident, and this begins to run when the employee knows or should know that the injury or disability occurred.

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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