Every injured employee or his representative shall immediately on the occurrence of
an accident, or as soon thereafter as practicable, give or cause to be given to the
employer a written notice of the accident, and the employee shall not be entitled
to physician's fees nor to any compensation which may have accrued under the terms
of this Article prior to the giving of such notice, unless it can be shown that the
employer, his agent or representative, had knowledge of the accident, or that the
party required to give such notice had been prevented from doing so by reason of physical
or mental incapacity, or the fraud or deceit of some third person; but no compensation
shall be payable unless such written notice is given within 30 days after the occurrence
of the accident or death, unless reasonable excuse is made to the satisfaction of
the Industrial Commission for not giving such notice and the Commission is satisfied
that the employer has not been prejudiced thereby.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.