You must notify your employer within 30 days, but it's best to do so as soon as possible. The injured worker has two (years) from the date of the injury to report their injury to the employer in order to file a claim for benefits. Therefore, in order to protect the identity and personal information of claimants under the Federal Employee Compensation Act and to allow better tracking of incoming communications, we do not use email with claimants and their representatives. In cases where an occupational disease develops gradually and the plaintiff does not immediately recognize the injury, he must notify the date when he knows, or with reasonable diligence, must have known, the nature of the injury and its possible relationship with employment.
If the employee is unaware of the nature of the injury and its possible relationship to employment, the deadline for filing a claim will not begin until the date on which the employee knows or should know the nature of the injury and its relationship with employment or, in the case of a fatal injury, the date on which any dependent knows or should reasonably know the nature of the injury and its relationship with the employee's employment.