Notifying Your Employer After a Work-Related Injury

Workers' Comp ClaimIf you should ever suffer a work-related injury in the State of New York, it is imperative that you notify your employer of the injury promptly in order to be eligible to file for a worker’s compensation claim. You must tell your employer in writing about your injury within 30 days of its occurrence, detailing when, how, and where the injury occurred. If you wait too long to tell your employer, you will lose your right to seek compensation. In addition to informing your place of work, you should file a C-3 form with the New York Worker’s Compensation Board (NYWCB).

It is also important that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Instruct your doctor to file a medical report with the NYWCB and to send copies to you, your employer, and your worker’s compensation representative. After your employer reports the incident to their insurance company and the NYWCB, they are to send you a written statement containing your legal rights within two weeks of learning about the accident. Soon after, your company’s insurer will inform you your claim's status.

If your claim is approved, you will receive checks every two weeks for lost wages and medical expenses. You will be instructed to attend periodic appointments with your doctor to monitor your health, with your physician submitting reports to the NYWCB. If your claim is denied or is disputed, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced attorney that can represent your interests and advocate for the compensation you deserve.

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