1. Tell your employer as soon as possible
Report your injury to a supervisor, or someone acting as a supervisor, as soon as you can. You can tell them orally or in writing. If you wait more than 45 days after you are hurt, you may lose all of your benefits.
There are 2 other special time limits. These time limits are different because you may not know about them right away:
- Radiation: 90 days after you know or suspect that you received an excessive dose of radiation
- Job related diseases: as soon as possible after you are aware of the condition.
2. Give written notice
To avoid problems, you should give your employer written notice. You should include:
- The date and place of the accident
- A short description of the accident, injury, or disease
- Your name, address, and telephone number
Notice given to a co-worker is not notice to your employer, unless your co-worker is in management.
Updated: July 2017