This post provides a general overview of how traumatic, specific accident claims are generally handled.
At the time of the accident:
First, the worker gets medical treatment and notifies her supervisor about the accident and how it occurred.
The employee notifies the employer of the accident in writing, as soon as possible, but within 30 days. The Board may excuse the lack of notice if notice could not be given (for example: the claimant was taken to the hospital and could not inform her employer), the employer had knowledge, or if the employer is not harmed by lack of notice. WCL § 18.
The employee may file a claim with the Board by filing a Form C-3. This must be done within two years of the accident or within two years after the employee knew, or should have known, that the injury was related to employment. WCL § 28. Continue reading New York Claim Path: Reporting, Filing, and Appearing.