Do I have to tell my employer about my workers’ compensation claim?

Minneapolis workers’ compensation attorney, Dean Salita, explains how having an open communication with an employer is a good idea for workers’ compensation claims.

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You’re supposed to tell your employer about your Workers’ Compensation claim when you learn about it, but sometimes that’s not the easiest thing to do because you don’t know it’s work related, you had an injury for a while, you don’t know that your work will necessarily have a plan what your injury is. So the minute you know, the general rule is, yes, you give notice. With anything in the law, if you know something’s related, you give notice. Now, there are some type of injuries where you don’t have a specific day. You didn’t bend over, pick up the watercooler, and blow your back out. There are repetitive injuries, there’s occupational-exposure injuries where you just go to the doctor. And sometimes that’s the notice you have to give is when you first learn of when this is work related.