TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-33
Workers' Compensation – Benefits

SECTION 28-33-33


§ 28-33-33 Inaccuracies in notice – Want of notice as defense.

A notice given under the provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title shall not be held invalid or insufficient by reason of any inaccuracy in stating the nature, time, place, or cause of the injury, or the name and address of the person injured, if:

(1) It is shown that the employer or his or her agent had actual knowledge of the injury;

(2) The court determines that good cause exists for failure to give notice in a timely manner;

(3) The employer or insurer was not in fact misled by it; or

(4) The employer or insurer does not contest the claim.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 2, § 20; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 2, § 20; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 2, § 20; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-33-33; P.L. 1992, ch. 31, § 5.)