How long do I have to report an injury to my employer?

Asked on January 18, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

In Connecticut, you have one year to report an injury if it was an immediate injury (like you fell and hit your head).  If it is a condition that developed, like lung cancer through inhaling certain chemicals, then you have three years from the date that symptoms first appeared to file a worker's comp claim.  Your question indicated that you are in Connecticut, but if you are employed in a different state, most will have similar rules.  These rules are usually set out on each state's website for the agency designated to respond to worker's compensation issues.

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