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

You should immediately report any injury to your employer. The Pennsylvania Workers` Compensation Act requires an injured worker to notify the employer within 21 days of being injured. You have 120 days to advise your employer of a work injury, or, you have 120 days from the time you become aware that the injury or illness is work­related. If you do not report an injury within this timeframe no compensation will be allowed.

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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