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You should notify your employer as soon as possible after you have been injured on the job. Your employer then has 72 hours to report it to the Workers` Compensation Division. At the same time, your employer`s insurance adjuster is notified and has 21 days to investigate and to decide whether or not to accept your claim.
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.