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You should report the work-related injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) days from the date the accident occurs, or within thirty (30) days of the date the doctor says you are suffering from a work-related injury. Your employer should file a report of the accident or disease with the Commission within ten days Failure to report your injury or illness to your employer within thirty (30) days could result in your claim being denied.

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Since the early 1900's, every State has had some form of protection for employees who are hurt while working.  The old system requiring lawsuits against employers just wasn't effective. Negligence by the employer was often difficult if not impossible to prove and the legal process was very time consuming and expensive, with no benefits paid to injured workers during the process. This is why the States passed workers' compensation laws, providing a statutory solution to the problem.  Workers' compensation was a new kind of insurance which all employers were required to obtain to protect their employees.
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The Workers' Compensation Program processes claims and monitors the payment of benefits to injured private-sector employees in the District of Columbia.  Disputes between claimants and employers (or their insurance carriers) are mediated and employers are monitored to ensure compliance with insurance coverage requirements. The program administers the special/second injury fund, which provides benefits in cases of uninsured employers or in instances where an injury combines with a pre-existing disability to cause a substantially greater disability.  Also, the program approves lump-sum settlements, assesses penalties and fines for non-compliance with the law and monitors vocational rehabilitation.
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