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Reporting of Claim by Employer 52-1-58, 22.214.171.124
The employer must report every accident to their insurer or, in the case of a self-insured employer or member of a self-insurance group, their claims administrator, whether or not the employer considers the claim to be valid, within 72 hours of the earlier of:
(a) actual knowledge of the accident by the employer; or
(b) presentation of a notice of accident form to the employer.
A report must be filed with the director within 10 days of knowledge of any alleged work-related injury or illness that results in more than 7 days of lost work. A copy of the report must be given to the employee.
NOTE: Employers may NOT pay claims. This practice is illegal. Benefit payments must come from the insurance carrier.