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Reporting of Claim by Employer     39A MRSA 303

The employer must report the injury to the board within 7 days after the employer receives notice or has knowledge of the injury. An insured employer that has notice or knowledge of any  injury and fails to give timely notice to its insurer will reimburse the insurer for any penalty that is due as a result of the late filing. 

The employer must also report the average weekly wages or earnings of the employee, with any other information required by the board, within 30 days after the employer receives notice or has knowledge of a claim for compensation.

 The employer must report when the injured employee resumes the employee's employment and the amount of the employee's wages or earnings at that time.

The employer must complete a first report of injury form for any injury that has required the services of a health care provider within 7 days after the employer receives notice or has knowledge of the injury. The employer must provide a copy of the form to the injured employee and retain a copy for the employer's records but is not obligated to submit the form to the board unless the injury later causes the employee to lose a day's work.

 If the employee dies as a result of a job-related injury or if the employee dies at the work site, regardless of the reason for death, the employer/insurer must file a FROI.

If there are two injuries on the same day at the same employer only one FROI may be filed via EDI. The other FROI must be sent to the Board (in accordance with the guidelines established above) email, fax or mailed.

EDI Reporting Requirements

Unless a waiver has been granted, effective July 1, 2005, all FROIs (see above exception for two injuries on same day at same employer) must be filed using the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) Claims Release.