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What are an employer’s obligations when an employee reports an injury or illness?

The employer must file a first report of injury with the workers’ compensation insurer or claim administrator. The insurer or claim administrator must notify the employee in writing within 14 days whether the employee’s claim is accepted or denied.

If the employer does not file a report of injury with its insurer or claim administrator, the employee may contact the Department of Labor and Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Division Help Desk for assistance.