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

The injured worker has two years from the date of injury to notify the employer of his injury in order to make a claim for benefits. In cases where an occupational illness develops gradually and the injury is not immediately recognized, the worker must provide notice the date they know, or should have known, that it is work related.

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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