In New Jersey, it is important to report a work-related injury to your employer as soon as possible. Ideally, you should notify your employer or supervisor about the incident immediately or within a very short timeframe. However, under New Jersey workers’ compensation law, you have up to 90 days to report the injury in order to protect your rights and preserve your eligibility for benefits.
Failing to report the injury within this 90-day period can potentially result in the loss of your workers’ compensation benefits. It is crucial to adhere to this reporting requirement to ensure that you can pursue a claim and receive the necessary medical treatment and compensation for your work-related injury.
Although you have up to 90 days to report the injury, it is always best to report it as soon as possible. Prompt reporting helps establish a clear record of the incident and can strengthen your claim. Additionally, delaying the reporting of your injury may raise questions about its validity or cause complications in the claims process. Therefore, it is in your best interest to report the work-related injury to your employer promptly.
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