Something I am seeing more and more of is injured workers who need Missouri Workers Compensation help in understanding how long they have to report an injury to the employer? Under Missouri Workers Compensation law, a report of injury needs to be filed within 30 days. You should notify your employer in writing and state the date, time and place of your injury to your employer or supervisor.
Where I am seeing issues is the employer ignoring the reports.There are many employers that do not want to make a claim out of fear of their premiums rising. If you believe that your employer is not going to do anything about your injury, you should send a copy by certified mail. If you know who the employers insurance company is a certified copy to them may be in order. You can always make a Missouri Work Comp injury report to the Missouri Division of Workers Compensation as well.
Usually though an email is enough to 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.
You should also describe the nature of the injury and provide your name and address. Failure to report the injury in that 30 day period may limit and even take away your rights to Missouri work comp benefits. Make and keep a copy of the letter for yourself and keep your copy at home, not work. Another good practice is to also send a copy to the HR department or general manager. Always keep a record of the date and time you delivered it.
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