Watch those time limits for workers compensation (job injuries) claims. Generally, an injured employee must inform the employer of the injury within 30 days from when the injury occurred. Of course, do this in writing for your own protection. If you disagree with any actions by the workers compensation insurance company, then you must file a formal claim with the Workers Compensation Appeals Board Court within one year from the date of the injury, or one year from the last indemnity payment or the providing of medical treatment benefits. Watch those time limits. They’re critical.