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How much time do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim petition?

In both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, it is important to report all work-related injuries and illnesses to an employer as soon as possible. But the statute of limitations that applies to workers’ compensation cases is different in each state.

In New Jersey, a formal claim petition must be filed within two years of the date of injury or the date of the last payment of compensation (whichever is later). An exception is made for cases of occupational illness like asbestosis, lead poisoning and hearing loss. In such cases, the claim petition must be filed within two years from the date the worker first noticed the condition and its relation to his or her employment. 

In Pennsylvania, on the other hand, all claim petitions must be filed within three years of the date of injury or disability.

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