How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim?

You have 30 days after the accident to give notice of your injury to your employer. Giving this notice is not the same as filing a compensation claim, however. You have two years after to injury to file a claim with the Industrial Commission. It is important to note that you must file this claim yourself; the paperwork filed by your employer generally does not count as a compensation claim.

It is important not to procrastinate when handling a workers’ compensation claim. To discuss your claim with an experienced Raleigh workers’ compensation attorney, contact the offices of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311.