11 May Do Not Delay Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Legally, you can file a claim for workers compensation benefits as soon as you become injured on the job or develop an illness that is related to your work. In fact, it is extremely important not to put it off. A delay in filing for workers’ compensation benefits after you’ve become injured or ill can pose a very significant disadvantage and potentially allow a workers’ comp insurance carrier to deny a worker compensation benefits.
Time Is Of The Essence When Filing Workers’ Comp Claims
The issue of when to file gets more complicated when you have an illness or injury that developed over time, such as mesothelioma or carpal tunnel syndrome. In these cases, the clock starts ticking toward your deadline.
WorkPlace Injuries and Reporting Deadlines:
1) You took time off work because of the injury or see a doctor for the injury
2) You knew or should have known that the injury was caused by your work.
Employer Notification Of Workers’ Comp Claims
Employer notification of an injury or illness should be made as soon as possible and must include relevant details such as the date, time, and place of the injury. It is vital to give detailed information on how the injury occurred – this is especially important if you were injured in a single accident versus one that happened over a period. A worker should also provide a list of witnesses if the injury were due to a particular workplace accident.
West New York Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom
For a no charge case review, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom by calling (855) 208-3650. Together we can come up with the best approach to solving any issues you may be experiencing with your workers’ compensation claim.