Lawyers.com Answers: Whom should I notify of an accident or injury that happened at work?

In some states, workers are required to notify their employers of an injury as soon as possible. Other states have specific deadlines, which are often between 30 and 90 days. If you fail to give notice within the required time limits, you might lose your right to collect benefits. A local workers’ compensation attorney can explain the notification and filing rules that apply to you.