Deny your claim? Notice to your employer by 30 days of accident

The employee must notify the employer of the accident within 30 days of the accident.  If you fail to do this, your claim may be denied.  Obviously, the ideal situation is to notify your employer immediately and in writing.  Some employers have rules that injuries need to be reported within 24 hours.  If you don’t make your employer’s deadline, you don’t forfeit your workers’ compensation benefits but the insurance adjustor will deny your claim and make you fight for your benefits.


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