Once you get injured, or learn that your disabling condition is
related to your job, you must give written notice to your
employer within 30 days. Many employers have a report form
for you to complete, but your letter or note to them can be
You also must file a C-3 claim form with the Workers’ Compensation
Board within 2 years. When you come to us, we will help to complete
the necessary forms and will make sure that it is filed promptly with
the Workers’ Compensation Board.
It is not a good idea to wait! Give your notice and file your claim
But what if 30 days have already passed, and you have only given oral
Even if you did not give any type of notice to your Employer/Supervisor
within 30 days. Also, in some situations even if the notice was not given until
long after. Of course, you should always give written notice of the accident
and right away. It strengthens your credibility and expedites your benefits.
notice? You should still file your claim. The requirement for written
notice is often excused, and just having told your Employer/Supervisor
about it is often good enough. There are even some situations where the late notice
is excused even if you did not give any type of notice to your Employer/Supervisor
within 30 days. Also, in some situations even if the notice was not given until long
Of course, you should always give written notice of the accident and injury
as soon as possible. Even if the 30 days have passed, and even if you have
already previously told your employer about it.
If you choose to accept Workers’ Compensation Benefits you can not sue your employer.
However . . . If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car you might be able to file a lawsuit with the driver of the other car.
We frequently represent Workers' Compensation cases in Long Island New York (NY) including, Albertson, Bethpage, Dix Hills, Elmwood,Huntington, Huntington Station, Levittown, Westbury, South Huntington, Hicksville, Bayville, Glenncove, Merrick, Bellmore, Syossett, Jericho, Plainview, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Deer Park, Glenn Head, New Hyde Park, Manhasset, Farmingdale, Hauppague, Patchague, Deer Park, east Meadow, Mellville. In Queens we often help people in Flushing, Jamaica, Douglaston, Long Island City