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Reporting of claim by Employer:
Within 7 days of knowledge of injury. FS 440.185(2),
For death, must report to Division of Workers' Compensation within 24 hours. FS 440.185(3),
First-aid cases which are treated on site do not have to be reported as long as no medical charges were incurred and the employee is not disabled for more than seven days.
First Report of Injury or Illness form (DWC-1)
The employer must send the Wage Statement (DWC-1a) to the Carrier/Servicing Agent within 14 days of the employer's knowledge of a "lost time" or a "medical only to lost time case". The Carrier is to forward to the Division only upon request.
Employers must also retain a copy of all information contained in the first report of injury for at least two and a half years.