Injured employees who do not receive timely care are more likely to seek medical treatment on their own, which can sometimes result in over-treatment. According to some studies, delays can increase total costs as much as 18% in just 2 weeks. Failure to promptly report injuries can result in an inadequate investigation by a claims adjuster. At 90 days from the date of knowledge of an injury, the association we may be forced to accept liability for nonindustrial injuries.
. Moreover, delays or failure by an association send an employee for treatment and report the injury can result in penalties against the association.