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Reporting of Claim by Employer K.S.A. 44-557

It is the duty of the employer to notify the Director of an accident within 28 days from the date the injured worker notifies the employer. However, if the sustained injuries do not wholly or partially incapacitate the employee for more than the remainder of the day, shift or turn when the accident occurred, there is no need to file a report with the Division.

If the employee that was the subject of a previously filed accident has died, a supplemental report should be filed with the Director within 28 days of being notified of the death.

Employers must give Form K-WC 27-A/270-A to every employee who reports an on-the-job injury.