When Should I File A Claim?

The Missouri Workers` Compensation Law contains time limits for the filing of claims. Generally, a claim under the Missouri Workers` Compensation Law must be filed with the Division of Workers` Compensation within two years of the last to occur of the following: the date of the accident; the last payment of workers` compensation benefits; or the last medical treatment provided; or, within three years of the last of those dates if the employer failed to file the Report of Injury with the Division of Workers` Compensation within the time allowed by law. Remember that simply notifying your employer or its insurance carrier about your injury does not constitute filing a claim. A claim is filed by filing the claim form with the Division of Workers` Compensation, not with your employer or its insurance company. A claim against the Second Injury Fund must be filed within two years of the date of the accident or within one year after the claim is filed against the employer, whichever is later.

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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