It is not uncommon in a workers’ compensation case, that an injured worker will call and say there is a dispute with the employer regarding whether proper notice was given.
Proper notice is vital to having a good workers’ compensation case.
Under Missouri law you are required to report your injury to your employer in writing within 30 days of the injury.
In the case of an occupational disease or repetitive trauma injury, you must give written notice to your employer within 30 days of the diagnosis of your condition.
There are some exceptions to providing written notice within 30 days but it can make your case harder to prove or, may even, mean you have no case.
Your written notification to the employer should include the following information:
Date written notice is given_________________
Name of Person injured_______________________
Address of Person injured____________________
Date of Injury_______________________________
Time of Injury_______________________________
Place of Injury______________________________
Nature of Injury_____________________________
Make a copy of the written notice for your records. If you hand-deliver the notice, write down for your records, the name and title of the person you delivered the notice to. You should check with your employer to make sure you are giving notice to the right person.
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