Notice of a work related injury should be reported immediately to your employer. Failure to do so within 90 days after the injury may result in a loss of benefits. The overall right to workers compensation may be lost if a claim is not filed within 2 years after an accident, or within two years of the date of death. If a claim is for an occupational disease the 2 years does not begin until the employee has been diagnosed as having an occupational disease.
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.