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

Report ALL incidents and accidents as soon as possible to your employer and complete a Notice of Injury Form. The Notice of Injury Form must be completed immediately unless medical attention is sought. It serves as a record in the event that medical treatment is sought at any future date. The Insurer is required to deny a claim for injuries if the Notice of Injury Form is not completed within 7 days of the incident/accident.

The injured employee should file a claim for compensation with the insurer within 90 days after an accident if:

  • The employee has sought medical treatment for an injury arising out of and in the course of his employment; or
  • The employee was off work as a result of an injury arising out of and in the course of his employment.

In the event of the death of the injured employee resulting from the injury, a dependent of the employee, or a person acting on his behalf, shall file a claim for compensation with the insurer within 1 year after the death of the injured employee.

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