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It is your duty to report any work related injury to your employer immediately. You may lose the right to workers` compensation benefits if you do not report the injury within certain time frames set by law.
Your employer must complete the First Report of Injury form within10 days from its knowledge of a workers` compensation claim to report it to the employer`s insurance company.
Effective Aug. 1, 2000, requires employers to give their employees the Minnesota Workers` Compensation System Employee Information Sheet at the time the employees are given a copy of their First Report of Injury. The First Report of Injury is a form that is filed when a workplace accident occurs.
The longer you wait to report a work related injury the higher the risk of losing compensation benefits.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified workers’ compensation lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.