Important time limits to file a claim in workers compensation case

All California cases have a time limit on when the matter can be brought to court, known as the Statute of Limitations (SOL). California workers’ compensation claims are no exception to the rule. In order to have the option of legal remedies for a work related injury, a claim it must first meet the deadline to file that has been imposed by California State Law. Generally, the Statute of Limitation to file a workers’ compensation claim is one year from the date of injury or illness. Once the Statute has passed, the claim may not have the opportunity of being heard in court and may not garner a positive outcome. The claim must be brought to the attention of the Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) before the Statute of Limitations is met, in order to allow the case a chance at a legal remedy. This important time limit exists in [...]