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

There are several different time frames which are applicable to Maryland workers` compensation claims. An accidental injury must have an application filed within 60 days of the accident. A hernia must have an application filed within 30 days of the date of the injury or strain. Death due to accident or injury and occurring within seven years of the date of accident requires an application to be filed within 18 months from the date of death. Occupational disease requires an application to be filed within one year of the date the employee has reason to believe that he has an occupational disease. When death is due to occupational disease, the application must be filed within one year of the date of death.