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