Workers’ Comp – How long do I have to file a claim in my workers’ compensation case

For an on-the-job injury, you generally have two years to file a claim after the date of injury or from the last payment of voluntary disability income benefits—whichever is later.

In the case of a work-related illness, you generally have three years to file a claim from the date of your diagnosis or three years after your symptoms were sufficient to indicate the disease—whichever is earlier.

Other factors can influence the statute of limitations in a work injury claim, so be sure you contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to review your case as soon as possible.