Requirements for reporting work-related injuries vary by state. See links below for specific state regulations. Depending upon the nature of the injuries and the type of work performed, there may also be Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting obligations.
All work-related injuries and incidents which may give rise to a claim should be reported immediately to your workers comp insurance carrier. Here at CheapWorkComp.com, we do that work for you. Also, most states’ Division of Workers Compensation Insurance or Department of Labor impose reporting obligations upon employers. When a work-related injury occurs, these employers must submit a “First Report of Injury” or similar reporting form usually within ten days. Most work comp insurance carriers assume this responsibility on behalf of their policyholders. However, here at CheapWorkComp.com, we strongly recommend employers self-fulfill all reporting obligations to avoid penalties for failure to report on time.
When managing a work-related injury, remember these useful guidelines:
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Kansas Division of Workers Compensation
Missouri Department of Labor