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Penalties for Late Reporting 86.12  

The Workers' Compensation Commissioner may require an employer to appear and show cause why the employer should not be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000.00 per occurrence for failure to comply with the reporting or inspection requirements. Upon hearing, if the facts indicate, the commissioner may enter an order requiring payment of such penalty. Unless voluntarily paid, the commissioner may petition the district court for entry of judgment on the order. The employer's insurance carrier shall be responsible in the same manner and to the same extent as the employer when a report of injury has been submitted to the employer's insurance carrier and not filed by them with the Workers' Compensation Commissioner.