How Long Do You Have to Report Your Work Comp Injury?

Under Missouri law, you should report your on the job injury within 30 days to your employer or supervisor or you may lose your rights to workers’ compensation benefits.  You should notify your employer in writing and state the date, time and place of your injury.  You should allows keep a copy for yourself and carbon copy the human resources department or general manager.  Always keep a record of the date and time you delivered it.  A follow up email, if generally used in the workplace, is a great way to help document your report of injury.  Many employers ask that you report your work comp injury as soon as possible and that is always a good policy to make sure the medical treatment is approved.  As Missouri Worker’s Compensation lawyers, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation if you have any questions.