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Time limits for claiming

A claim for workers compensation should be made within a maximum of six months of the date of injury or accident or in the case of death within six month of the date of death

However this time limit may be extended in certain circumstances.

A claim can be made up to three years after the accident in some situations (eg absence from the State or honest mistake).

If a claim relates to an injury resulting in death or serious and permanent impairment of the worker, the claim may still be made beyond the three year period, if there is a reasonable cause for the delay.

If a period greater than three years has elapsed since the incident then a claim may still be made with approval from us.

There are special arrangements for cases where a worker is not aware of the injury at the time of the incident.

Contact your employer's insurer for further advice or call us on 13 10 50 for more information.