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time limits for claiming

You should lodge a claim immediately after an incident occurs or no later than six months from the date of injury. However, there are provisions to accommodate delays due to a reasonable cause.

Your claim for workers compensation should be made as soon as possible in order to allow immediate support for you.

A claim should be made within six months of the date of injury or accident.

However a claim can be made for up to 3 years if the claim was not made earlier due to some reasonable cause, including ignorance, mistake or absence from the State.

If a claim relates to an injury resulting in death or serious permanent disablement, the claim may still be made beyond the 3-year limitation, if there is a reasonable cause for the delay.

If a period greater than three years has elapsed since the incident, 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 the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) on 13 10 50 for more information.