If you are hurt on the job, you will need to report the accident and all injuries to your employer immediately. You should also seek medical treatment immediately, if it is needed.
If you neglect to report the injury within 90 days of the accident, you may lose access to any workers' compensation benefits. Although you must report the injury within 90 days, you have up to two years to file a claim for the benefits.
If a worker dies because of work related injuries, the worker's dependents, or parents if there are no dependents, must file a claim within two years of the death to claim workers' comp benefits.
Workers' Compensation can be very confusing and tough to handle on your own. If you find yourself needing help with your benefits, you may need a Personal Injury Attorney to get you the treatment and benefits you need.
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