How much time does an employer have to make a decision on whether they will accept my claim?

An employer has 21 days from the date you give notice to investigate a claim and decide whether to accept responsibility for it. Often employers claim that it takes them longer than 21 days. Most commonly, the employer or its insurance company claim that they have not received the written medical records or that the medical records did not say that the condition is work-related. Therefore, if your injury is causing you to miss time from work, you should take it on yourself to make sure that your treating physician verifies, in writing, that your condition is work-related and that you are disabled from performing your regular job as a result of the injury.