b'WORK INJURY LAWIMPORTANTDEADLINESYour WC claim begins.k k k The date of your injury (if it arises from an accident); OR The date when you first missed work or saw a doctor for the injury or illness and youkneworshouldhaveknownyourinjury or illness was caused by your workDeadlines to look out for.You must inform your employer of the injury or illness within 30 days; and k YoumustfileaformalWCclaim(form DWC-1) with the WCAB within one (1) yearAdhering to these deadlines is essential.Failure to do so can result in the denial of your claim, which could prohibityoufromgettingtreatmentandbenefits. These deadlines, in addition to all of the other strict rules of the WC system, illustrate why having a skillful WC lawyer in your corner is critical to your health and success within the WC system.10'