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Report ALL incidents and accidents as soon as possible to your employer and complete a Notice of Injury Form. The Notice of Injury Form must be completed immediately unless medical attention is sought. It serves as a record in the event that medical treatment is sought at any future date. The Insurer is required to deny a claim for injuries if the Notice of Injury Form is not completed within 7 days of the incident/accident.
The injured employee should file a claim for compensation with the insurer within 90 days after an accident if:
In the event of the death of the injured employee resulting from the injury, a dependent of the employee, or a person acting on his behalf, shall file a claim for compensation with the insurer within 1 year after the death of the injured employee.
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.