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Published on Friday, January 30, 2015

Employee reporting of workplace injuries

This week AWC testified in support of HB 1253, requiring workers to report workplace injuries "immediately" to the employer. The bill and its Senate companion, SB 5576, require reports to be made in writing, signed by the worker, and submitted to the employer within 60 days of the injury or before the worker files an application for benefits, whichever comes first. If the worker is unable to notify the employer in writing due to the injury, someone on the worker's behalf may do so. If the worker or someone on his or her behalf does not notify the employer, the worker is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

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