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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.

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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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