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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 7 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.