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    Obligation to Notify Employer Within 30 Days

    Must notify employer within 30 days

    The obligation of an injured worker to notify the employer of an injury

    The Victorian Government passed legislation in November 1997 requiring injuries to be notified to the Employer within 30 days of the injury becoming known to the worker.

    The legislative requirement, if not complied with, precludes the affected worker from any entitlement to recover workers compensation for the injury suffered. Every employer in the State of Victoria must have a "registered of injury" book. A worker can give notice of injury to the Employer, or have another person give notice on that workers behalf.

    Injuries that are not reported by completing the Employer register of injuries book are precluded from a succesful Workers Compensation claim.

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