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

Notice of a work related injury should be reported immediately to your employer. Failure to do so within 90 days after the injury may result in a loss of benefits. The overall right to workers compensation may be lost if a claim is not filed within 2 years after an accident, or within two years of the date of death. If a claim is for an occupational disease the 2 years does not begin until the employee has been diagnosed as having an occupational disease.

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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