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How long do I have to report a work-related injury in New Jersey?

New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Act provides the exclusive remedy for an employment-related accident and resulting injury is to file a worker’s compensation claim. State law requires the injured employee to notify her employer about the injury. The employee cannot receive compensation from the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance unless the employer is given notice of the injury.

The employee must notify the employer of their accident and injury no later than ninety days from the date or discovery of the injury. Failure to meet the deadline results in the injure employee being barred from receiving any worker’s compensation benefits. The notification must serve to the employer or upon the employer’s agent who may be served a summons in a civil litigation. The method of notice may by hand delivery or by mail to the last know residence or business within New Jersey. The notice must contain the following information: employee’s name, that the employee was injured in the course of employment, the actual or near approximately time of the accident, and at or near the location of the accident and injury.

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