One of the first questions that an injured employee might ask upon being involved in a workplace accident is when they have to notify their employer that they have become injured. You should notify your supervisor as soon as the accident happens.
However, if you are planning on filing a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits, you have 30 days to notify your employer. This requirement goes towards satisfying Section 18. The notice you give to your employer must be in writing. This way, they can’t say you didn’t tell them in time. Leaving a paper trail comes in handy if anytime you are involved in a legal matter, not just in this case.
There may be situations in which you were truly not able to provide your employer with written notice within 30 days. Your best bet is to call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you were injured on the job. They will help you every step of the way and ensure that you are meeting all of the necessary deadlines for your workers’ compensation claim.
The bottom line is, you have 30 days to provide your employer with written notice that you were injured on the job. You don’t have to go through this process alone and figure it out yourself. Retaining the services of an experienced and dedicated attorney who understands the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation claim process is the best thing you can do for yourself during this difficult time.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give our firm a call.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.