In California, to receive workers’ compensation benefits, an employee who has suffered workplace injuries has one-year from the day of his/her injury to file a workers’ compensation claim. The injured employee must also report his/her injury to the employer as soon as possible, usually within 30 days. If the injured employee fails to inform his/her employer in a timely fashion, the injured employee may lose his/her right to workers’ compensation benefits.
The time limitations may vary depending on the type of injury or illness and the way it occurred. For example, claims for specific or cumulative injuries must be filed within 1 year from the (1) date of injury; or (2) date of the last indemnity payment; or (3) date of the last furnishing of any medical benefit, whichever is later. #KJTLaw