How Long After An Injury Do I Have To Report It To My Employer?
Your employer must complete the First Report of Injury form within10 days from its knowledge of a workers` compensation claim to report it to the employer`s insurance company.
Effective Aug. 1, 2000, requires employers to give their employees the Minnesota Workers` Compensation System Employee Information Sheet at the time the employees are given a copy of their First Report of Injury. The First Report of Injury is a form that is filed when a workplace accident occurs.
The longer you wait to report a work related injury the higher the risk of losing compensation benefits.
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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