Is there a time limit for making a workers compensation claim?

A claim for Workers Compensation should be made as soon as possible following an injury or otherwise within 6 months of the injury, accident or death.

If there is a failure to make a claim within 6 months and that failure is the result of ignorance, common mistake or absence from the State then a claim for workers compensation can still be made.

If the claim is not made within 3 years of the date of injury, accident or death, then the claim cannot be made unless the injury resulted in the death or serious injury of the worker.