Q My claim for workers’ compensation benefits has been denied and I have received no workers compensation benefits to date. How much time do I have to file a workers compensation complaint?
In Idaho, if you are injured on the job as the result of an industrial accident or as the result of an occupational illness, you must report the injury to your employer no later than sixty (60) days from the date of the industrial accident or onset of the occupational illness. If your claim for workers compensation benefits has been denied and you have received no workers compensation benefits of any type or kind, pursuant to Idaho Code § 72-706(1), you have one (1) year from the date of making the claim within which to file a workers’ compensation complaint with the Idaho Industrial Commission. Failure to file a timely workers’ compensation complaint would prejudice your legal rights and remedies to any workers’ compensation benefits of any type or kind.
If you have been injured on the job by way of an industrial accident or occupational illness, you should immediately consult with an experienced trial lawyer to ascertain and protect your legal rights and remedies. Boise Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Trial Lawyer Alan Morton has over 31 years of experience in helping victims of injury and death seek and obtain compensation for injuries arising from industrial accidents and occupational illnesses. Mr. Morton can be contacted to schedule a free initial consultation at 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021 or by completing an online contact form. He is willing to meet with you at his office or your home, workplace, hospital or any other convenient location. Mr. Morton has been rated by AVVO, an independent attorney rating service, with its highest rank of "Superb" in handling workers’ compensation claims. You may also wish to review the testimonial page of Mr. Morton’s clients as to their experience in retaining Mr. Morton as their attorney. Mr. Morton and his staff work diligently to provide outstanding service to his clients.
For a discussion as to the time limit in which to file a workers’ compensation complaint when the Employer or Surety HAS paid a workers compensation benefit but later denied the claim, go to http://www.mortonlawyers.com/faqs/11292014.cfm