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Georgia Compliance

Reporting of Claim by Employer          O.C.G.A. 34-9-61

Immediately upon knowledge of an injury, an employer must complete and file with its insurer's or self-insurer's claims office an Employer's First Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form WC-1). Injuries involving seven or more days of lost time must be reported to the Board within 21 days of the employer's knowledge of disability. Failure to file timely reports with the Board and/or make timely payment of income benefits will result in late payment penalties and may result in late filing penalties and the assessment of attorney's fees.