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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.
Record Retention 32-1531
Every employer shall keep a record with respect of any injury to an employee. Such record shall contain such information of disease, other disability, or death in respect of such injury as the Mayor may by regulation require, and shall be available for inspection by an authorized representative of the Mayor or of any agency of the government of the District of Columbia at such times and under such conditions as the Mayor may by regulation prescribe.