Workers compensation deadlines can apply to every aspect of the
injured worker's claim (all levels of disability)
This is a story of an injured worker who waited too long. This injured worker is out of time because her workers comp lawyer didn't file her case by the state's deadline. She waited until the last minute, then was hospitalized and couldn't file the case within the time frame.
Workers compensation is governed by a statute that applies to all cases - and the law, rules and regulations that govern injuries at work are often unforgiving if they are not followed.
It shows how important it is to have an experienced attorney represent you for any serious injury - whether its an injury at work, due to a car accident or because of medical malpractice by a doctor, hospital or HMO. All of these cases have specific deadlines, statutes of limitations and regulations that differ by type of case and jurisdiction.