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Reporting of Claim by Employer 86.11

An Employer's First Report of injury must be filed with the workers' compensation commissioner when an employee alleges an injury arising out of and in the course of employment, which results in time loss from work of more than three days, permanent injury or death. The report is to be filed with the workers' compensation commissioner within four days of notice or knowledge of such alleged injury.

Filing a first report of injury is not an admission of liability. The report to the workers' compensation commissioner of injury is without prejudice to the employer or insurance carrier and shall not be admitted in evidence or used in any trial or hearing before any court, the workers' compensation commissioner or a deputy workers' compensation commissioner.