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

The injured employee should immediately give notice to his employer, in writing, that he has suffered an injury. A copy of the notice must also be filed with the Commissioner.

Claims, except for occupational pneumoconiosis or occupational disease, must be filed within six months after injury or death. Proofs of dependency must be filed within six months after death. Claims for occupational pneumoconiosis or disease must be filed within three years from the date occupational pneumoconiosis was made known by a physician or which should have reasonably been known, or in case of death, within one year after the employee`s death.

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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