I fell off a roof at work about 9 months ago and injured both knees and an ankle. I took a day off work and have worked through the pain since.
After recently going to the doctor about the pain and instability of my knees I have learned that there is extensive damage.
Is it too late to file a claim?
did you report the accident or fill out an accident report? While I cant help you on time limits if you will put your state down someone will come along that can...as each state is different
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california workers have a year to file.
****hint: read a few posts/use SEARCH before making your first post; include your state or complete the location field in your profile; start a NEW THREAD-don't hijack an existing one.
No I didn't file a report with the office but everyone knew about the fall. I was persuaded by one of the owners not to file because the company was new and the rates would go up if I did. I had only been working for 1 week and feared I would loose my job if I did.
I live in Michigan.
Also, when I apporached my boss about filing now, he said that the time had run out and I was not eligible.
Go to the top of this page and click on 'info by state" and look up Michigan law on how long you have to file. All states are different. Be sure of everything yourself. In cases like this your employer is very rarely on your side. Best of luck.
Your boss is trying to weasle out of the responsibility. File the claim!
Injured worker, & tired of it all! I'm too old for games!!
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Delayed or denied medical treatment of the knees may lead to a chain of other medical problems.
That is what happened to me.
Please take care of yourself and get the medical attenion you need.