How Long After An Injury Do I Have To Report It To My Employer?
If an injured worker does not tell the employer within 30 days, the worker could lose the right to get benefits.
An injured worker must send a completed claim form, called a TWCC41, to the Commission within one year of the date the worker was injured, or within one year of the date the worker first knew the illness might be workrelated. The completed claim form must be sent to the Commission even if the worker is already getting benefits.
If an injured worker does not send the form within one year, the worker could lose the right to get benefits.
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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