When employees are injured while carrying out their job duties, they can receive benefits through workers’ compensation. In most cases, workers’ compensation is the “exclusive remedy” for injured employees, meaning that the worker cannot sue the employer in court.
The process of making a workers’ compensation claim varies from state to state. However, all states require employees to give their employers notice of their injuries by a certain deadline, usually within 30 days or less of the accident or injury. Several states also require employees to file a formal workers’ compensation claim before they can receive benefits. Employees who fail to meet their state’s notice and claim requirements may lose their right to collect benefits. Below you will find more information about the filing process and the specific rules in your state.
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