Workers' Compensation Toolkit

Return to Claims Kit Home

District Of Columbia Compliance



Reporting of Claim by Employer 32-1532

You must file an Employer's First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease, Form No. 8 DCWC, with the Office of Workers' Compensation, copy to the nearest claim office of your insurer, on all occupational injuries or disease, as soon as possible, but no later than 10 days after the date of knowledge thereof.

The employer must report the injury within 10 days from the date of any injury or death or from the date that the employer has knowledge.

The employer shall send to the employee or the employee's next of kin, by certified mail, return receipt requested, concurrent with the submission of the report to the Department of Employment Services, a statement of the employee's rights and obligations pursuant to this chapter, including the right to file a claim for compensation within one year from the date of injury or death.